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Thief uses dog to attack bank customer at Fort Lauderdale ATM, police say

A shirtless man was caught on camera punching an elderly person – and ordering his dog to attack him – during an attempted robbery at a Fort Lauderdale ATM, police said.

Newly released surveillance video of the March 2 attack shows a 68-year-old man withdrawing cash from an ATM around 4 p.m. at the Bank of America at 888 NW 62nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. Another camera shows the shirtless attacker getting out of a white Hyundai Elantra with his dog.

The bank customer turns around when the shirtless man walks up to him, and boom, he falls with a punch to the face.

His attacker continues to beat him, hitting him 13 more times, police said. He also orders his dog to attack the elderly person, police said. The dog did so, causing “lacerations” to the man’s leg, police said, and his eye socket was fractured.

His attacker finally stops and runs away with his dog. Cameras recorded the shirtless man, who police say is between 20 and 30, ran towards a woman who had gotten out of her car and pointed at her, before she ran back. The man picks up his dog, which sniffs the nearby bushes, ready to pee. He runs to the car and they take off.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Detective Christopher Young-Tem at 954-828-4675. You can also contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.


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