Aberdeen man foils holdup try at ATM

Aberdeen police say a 66-year-old man fought off a would-be robber during an armed holdup attempt at an ATM last Wednesday night.

At about 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Beards Hill Road for a reported attempted armed robbery, the Aberdeen Police Department said in a news release.

Officers contacted the victim, an Aberdeen resident, who told them he was struck on the back of the head with a gun as he left the ATM vestibule of the PNC Bank, police said.

The man said he was knocked to the ground, but was able to fight off the suspect, who then ran off, police said. A pellet gun was found at the scene.

Nothing was taken from the victim. He received some facial injuries and was taken by ambulance to Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace for treatment, police said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrest had been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department, Criminal Investigation Section, 410-272-2121.

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