Man in his 60s targeted at ATM by robber in stolen car

PUBLISHED: 16:34 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:34 17 April 2019

ASDA, in Lowestoft. PHOTO: Greta Levy

ASDA, in Lowestoft. PHOTO: Greta Levy


A man in his 60s was pushed from behind as he used an ATM as robbers stole money and fled the scene.

The incident occurred at around midnight last night at ASDA in Horn Hill, Lowestoft.

The robber was seen leaving the area in a blue MG car which had been stolen from High Street, in Lowestoft, on Tuesday evening (April 16). The car has since been recovered from Kirkley Rise.

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery, with the suspect taking money the man had dispensed from the machine.

A spokesperson said: “The victim grabbed the suspect and sustained minor injuries as a result, including bruising and cuts to his leg. The suspect then fled the scene in a blue MG car in the direction of the A12.

ATMs at ASDA in Lowestoft, where a man in his 60s was robbed by a man in a stolen car. PHOTO: Greta LevyATMs at ASDA in Lowestoft, where a man in his 60s was robbed by a man in a stolen car. PHOTO: Greta Levy

“The vehicle used was stolen from High Street in the town yesterday evening. It has since been located in the vicinity of Kirkley Rise.”

Police have described the suspect as being of slim build, approximately 5ft 8ins to 6ft tall. He was wearing dark clothes, including a long-sleeved top and body warmer, as well as gloves and a white baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Lowestoft CID at Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/21505/19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at

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