PALMDALE – Two armed thieves, with ripped T-shirts covering their faces, ambushed and robbed a woman at a drive-up ATM this morning, authorities said.
The incident happened around 12:15 a.m. Thursday at Chase Bank at 1261 West Rancho Boulevard, according to Palmdale Community Relations Deputy Robbie Royster.
The victim was using the drive-up ATM when the first suspect jumped on the hood of her vehicle, brandished a firearm and demanded everything she had, Royster said.
The thief snatched the woman’s deposit envelope and ATM card before jumping alongside the passenger door, Royster said.
Then a second suspect appeared at the rear passenger door, the woman told deputies.
Both suspects opened the doors, looked into the woman’s vehicle and then grabbed the woman’s purse, which was sitting on the passenger seat, Royster said.
The thieves then fled the location on foot.
The suspects are described as two Black males, both in their mid-20s, wearing black hooded sweatshirts with ripped black T-shirts covering the lower area of their faces.
One man was approximately 5’7” to 5’10” with a slender build wearing blue jeans and black Converse shoes. The other man was described as having a medium build.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2400. To report information anonymously, call Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.