Man using ATM machine shot in the arm in Olney
A man using an ATM was shot a suspected robber in the Olney section of Philadelphia, according to reports.
Detectives said the male suspect approached the 31-year-old victim at 5th Street and Godfrey Avenue just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say the suspect announced a robbery and shot the man once in the arm. The suspect then fled on foot.
Police say the victim managed to walk to his vehicle and drive several blocks to the 600 block of Cheltenham Avenue.
Police were called about a shooting victim at that location.
Arriving officers located the man and took him to the hospital in stable condition.
The victim was able to tell officers what happened.
At the shooting scene, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small says officers found the man’s debit card still in the machine. The victim’s cellphone and a spent shell casing were found a few feet from the ATM.
“It appears this robber, this perpetrator, was standing very close to the victim when the shot was fired,” Small said.
No money was taken from the ATM.
Police are checking nearby surveillance cameras for clues to lead them to the suspect.