Police: Man attempts to rob Gastonia woman at gunpoint

Courtesy: Gastonia Police Department

Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect they say attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint.

On Friday, Oct. 14, a Gastonia woman was at the ATM at the Speedway Gas Station, 2911 South York Road, when a man came up to her car and tried to rob her at gunpoint, police said. The woman then sped off and was not injured and did not lose any money.

Images of the suspect were captured by a surveillance camera.

The suspect is described as a white male who was wearing a black helmet with a ball cap underneath. The man left the scene in a black sedan.

Anyone with information to identify the suspect is asked to call Detective Wooten at 704-842-5127, or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. Crime Stoppers pays cash for a tip that leads to an arrest.