Crime

Wallet thief strikes at Visalia ATM, still at large

A police car turns on its lights at Patrol South Friday. (Jan. 18, 2013)
A police car turns on its lights at Patrol South Friday. (Jan. 18, 2013)

The Visalia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a robber who took a wallet from a victim at an ATM Monday afternoon, according to a news release.

Officers at 2:15 p.m. were called to the Wells Fargo ATM at 2425 S. Mooney Blvd. regarding a robbery. After arriving they learned the unidentified robber approached the victim, who was withdrawing money, and took their wallet.

The robber then fled from the scene.

The victim had minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. That person was later released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Visalia Police Department Tip Line at 559-713-4738.

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98
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