Police sought the public’s help Friday in identifying two suspects caught on video robbing a 72-year-old woman at an ATM in Panorama City.

Image from surveillance video of Aug. 4 ATM robbery. Image via YouTube.com

The crime occurred about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the 8200 block of Woodman Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The Bank of America has an ATM at 8220 Woodman.

The woman was at an ATM when a man and woman approached, police said.

“Both suspects are seen, on video surveillance, standing next to the victim at the ATM, talking with her and appearing to assist with her ATM transaction,” according to police. “The female suspect walked away and returned driving a black vehicle. The male suspect snatched the victim’s money from her hand and fled to the awaiting vehicle.”

Both suspects are described as 18 to 20 years old.

The man was wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt, long black shorts and black crew socks with black shoes. He also wore black sunglasses throughout the robbery. The woman had long, highlighted brown hair and was wearing a black tank top, light-colored leggings and had a red shirt wrapped around her waist.

The vehicle is described as a dark-colored, four-door sedan.

Anyone with information was urged to call Mission Area Robbery Detective Gretchen Schultz at (818) 838-9898.

After-hours and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.

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— City News Service

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