UPDATED: Victim Robbed, Injured by Knife-Wielding Man at ATM on West Putnam Ave

This story was updated at 12:10pm to include photos provided by Greenwich Police Dept of a possible suspect in the Sunday night robbery on West Putnam Ave.

Original story: Greenwich Police alerted the media that on Sunday night a 67-year old victim was using the ATM at Wells Fargo Bank located at 127 West Putnam Ave when he was robbed. 

Captain Zuccerella said the incident happened at 9:34pm.

Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept. March 20, 2023
Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept. March 20, 2023

“Upon completing the transaction and attempting to leave the banks front doors, the victim was pushed back into the lobby area by a knife-wielding suspect who demanded the victim withdraw more funds,” Zuccerella said, adding that the victim was unable to complete any further transactions and was robbed of the money he had just withdrawn.

During the course of the robbery, the victim’s hand was cut by the suspect’s knife.  His injury was treated at the scene.  

Zuccerella said there was no known vehicle and that the suspect fled the area on foot on West Putnam Ave, toward Greenwich Avenue. 

The robbery was witnessed by a bystander who observed the suspect pacing for several minutes outside the bank prior to the robbery.  The witness called 911.

The suspect is described as a tall, thin, light skinned black male, in his late teens or early 20’s.

He was further described as approximately 6 ft tall, wearing a long black hooded jacket with the hood up, a black face covering, black skinny jeans and bright white sneakers. 

The Detective Division was at the scene Sunday night and has been actively investigating the crime. 

Police are requesting anyone with information or any other witnesses to contact them at 203-622-8004 (24hrs) or via our Confidential Tip-Lines; 203-622-3333 or [email protected]