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PD: Man robbed, shot at Walnut Hills ATM

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 02, 2015

CINCINNATI — Two men are on the run and another said he’s lucky to be alive after police reported an armed robbery at an ATM in Walnut Hills.

Police were looking for two suspects after officers said they held up Robert Spann at a PNC Bank ATM last week on Thanksgiving Day.

According to police, Spann tried to fight back — grabbing one suspect’s gun. The scuffle resulted in one bullet in the stomach and another that grazed Spann’s neck.

“I grabbed the guy’s gun, his hand with the gun, and I was trying to turn it on him,” Spann told WCPO.

He said he feels lucky to be alive.

“I feel real lucky,” he said. “Like maybe an angel is watching over me.”

Spann is just one of another 320 robbery victims this year in Cincinnati Police District 4 alone. Eighty-four of those were in Walnut Hills, according to police records.

Police said the holidays are an especially popular time for thieves and robbers to strike — not just at ATMs but also parking lots. They recommended people stay in well-lit areas and not to leave any valuables visible in one’s car.

Authorities asked anyone with information regarding this armed robbery call Crime Stoppers at 513-3525-3040.