Man robbed at gunpoint of cash, cellphone outside bank in Tamarac

1 robber armed with gun, 1 wore mask to conceal identity

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Terrell Forney - Reporter

TAMARAC, Fla. - A man was robbed at gunpoint last week at a bank in Tamarac, authorities confirmed Thursday.

The robbery occurred just before 12:30 a.m. Friday at the walk-up ATM at the Bank of American branch at 5900 Rock Island Road.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, two men confronted the 57-year-old victim.

Deputies said one of the men was armed with a gun and the other was wearing a white mask to conceal his identity. 

Deputies said the armed robber flashed his gun at the victim and the thieves ordered him to hand over everything he had.

The armed robber stood near the victim as the victim withdrew cash from the ATM.

The victim, David Armstrong, told Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney that the thieves got away with $300 in cash. 

He said the armed robber had told him something to the effect of, "Do exactly as I say or you'll die."

Both men then fled the scene with the victim's cash, cellphone and wallet.

BSO Tamarac deputies responded to the scene, set up a perimeter and searched for the thieves but were unsuccessful.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Detective Mark Copley at 954-321-4738 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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