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Victim turns the tables, hits robbery suspect with car in Philly

September 22, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Victim turns the tables, hits robbery suspect with car in Philly

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A robbery suspect who held up a man at a Philadelphia ATM got his comeuppance when the victim came back to the scene of the crime only minutes later and turned the tables on his attacker.

Authorities reported that a Portuguese immigrant was taking out money from a Wells Fargo drive-up ATM on Monday night when a man held him at gunpoint.

The suspect, a 49-year-old man who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark sunglasses, seized the cash from his victim and bolted.

The incident took place at this Wells Fargo bank on Bustleton Avenue

The incident took place at this Wells Fargo bank on Bustleton Avenue

The driver, who had his wife and young child in the vehicle, sped away, but then realized that his ATM card was still in the machine, so he went back to look for it, believing that the robber had already left, CBS Philly reported.

Investigators announced the robber returned again, but this time waving a knife. Police then said that the victim hit the criminal with his car, which launched him into the middle of the street.

Before he went airborne, the suspect succeeded in plunging his knife through the vehicle’s windshield, leaving a crack in the glass.

The man then went up to the bloodied mugger, went through his pockets, and took back the stolen cash before heading home.

Law enforcement officials found the damaged Chevy and questioned its owner, who described the events of the night through a Portuguese-speaking translator.

Investigators later collected surveillance footage from the bank, which they say confirmed the victim’s account.

The robbery suspect was transported to Aria Torresdale Hospital with critical head injuries and will be officially charged with robbery when he is released. No charges are expected to be brought against the victim.

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