By TARA ALATORRE
BLACK CANYON CITY – At least one suspect attempted to burglarize a standalone Bank of the West ATM in the Rock Springs Café parking lot in Black Canyon City on November 21, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect approached the ATM covering the security camera with a liquid substance to prevent a clear view of their identity. Then allegedly a suspect or suspects used a torch or similar device to cut the ATM case open but were not successful in accessing the cash.
The bank was able to obtain a clear photo of the suspect and law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or any other information that is helpful in leading to an arrest of the crime.
YCSO describing the suspect as a male wearing gray leather gloves with blue webbing between the fingers, a cap, camouflage shorts, white shirt with an unknown logo on the pocket area, a checkered jacket that was longer than knee length and black tennis shoes.
The vehicle involved is a silver or light-colored Chevy Tahoe or Cadillac Escalade SUV, early 2000s model year possibly, according to a YCSO press release.
Detectives are in the process of reviewing additional video from nearby locations that could produce more details regarding the suspect and vehicle, and they are not ruling out the possibility of additional suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Todd Swaim at 928-5545-8605 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Tips to Silent Witness that lead to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward.