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Richland Hills ATM robberies on the rise

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RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -

Police are searching for a man who violently attacked two people within days of each other using ATM's in Richland Hills.

The attacks occurred at the Wells Fargo and Chase, across the street from each other on Highway 26, both after 9 p.m.

Police believe the same suspect may be responsible.

One victim who only talked to FOX4's Natalie Solis said the suspect told her to shut up or he was going to kill her.

She's still shaken after being jumped January 8th while withdrawing money at the Chase Bank ATM.

The brazen attacker was caught on surveillance cameras clearly monitoring the ATM's. He pistol whipped the woman, leaving her with a knot on her head. He broke her glasses and gave her a black eye.

"When he hit me in the head I think he was shocked that I didn't go to the ground. He just jumped on me and just tackled me to the ground," said the victim. As they struggled, she lied and told him police were coming. The attacker let up but stole her phone and about $60 then ran away.

Police believe the suspect may live in the area or frequent it. The most distinctive thing he wore was a cold weather hat with fur ear flaps.

He's described as 180 to 200 pounds, 5'10" to 6' tall.

Surveillance cameras captured a possible getaway car, a white or light colored sedan. Police say the suspect may be connected to that vehicle.

Police say a man was also attacked Thursday at the Wells Fargo drive through ATM across the street. In that case, the suspect demanded money but the victim pushed him away and drove off.

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