ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man they say has robbed at least nine people since late June at ATMs around the city. He Tazed his most recent victim.
"That's concerning to us because it tells us this individual is becoming more brazen and reckless and considerably dangerous to the community," said APD Officer Tasia Martinez.
According to APD, the man is targeting bank customers from local businesses dropping off large cash deposits after hours.
Most of the victims have been women.
"We're not really sure what his tactics are as far as when he's identifying these individuals when they're making these cash drops," Martinez said.
The locations of the hold-ups vary.
APD said the man was captured on an ATM surveillance camera at the Bank of Albuquerque on Louisiana near Menaul in July.
In the beginning, police say the guy was mostly just strong-arming people to get the cash bags. Then things started escalating.
"We saw a knife that was introduced. Detectives then became concerned about information that they received that the individual may have obtained a firearm," Martinez said.
Then, on Monday, a victim was Tazed. She is OK, but APD fears if the man isn't caught soon, things may get more violent.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 242-COPS.
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