ATM armed robbery - dt Aiken - 2019

Aiken Public Safety is searching for an armed robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon following an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo ATM at the intersection of Richland Avenue and Pendleton Street.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is searching for an armed robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon following an incident at an ATM.

Officers responded to a Wells Fargo ATM around 11 a.m. at the intersection of Richland Avenue and Pendleton Street in downtown Aiken and met with the victim, who claimed an unknown male armed with a handgun had approached him and demanded money, said Det. Jeremy Hembree, with Aiken Public Safety.

The suspect's face was reportedly covered and he was wearing dark clothing, Hembree said. He fled the scene on foot and the victim was not injured.

The Aiken County Bloodhound Tracking Team was called to search for the suspect, but they were unsuccessful, he said.

The scene has been cleared, but the department is still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aiken Public Safety at 803-642-7620.

Tripp Girardeau is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter at @trippgirardeau.