On August 31, 2018 at 0153 hrs, officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to an attempted armed robbery at the Cash Points ATM machine at 705 W Fleming Dr. The victim, advised two black males approached him as he was depositing cash into the atm machine. A brief struggle ensued with one of the males. The other male produced a knife and attempted to cut the victim. The victim was able to fight off the suspects and they fled. The victim was not injured in the incident.

The suspects ran from the scene prior to law enforcements arrival. A canvas of the area was conducted but the suspects were not located. This incident is under further investigation. If anyone has any information please contact the Morganton Department of Public Safety at 828-437-1211 or call Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333.