Published: Sep 22, 2010 9:36 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 21, 2010 2:26 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County deputies are searching for a man who tried to make a withdrawal by trashing an ATM.

At approximately 11:30 pm on September 20, 2010, deputies were dispatched to TIB Bank at 17000 Alico Commerce Court. The responding deputy saw a male suspect striking the ATM. When the suspect saw the deputy, he ran westbound toward an open field. Back up units arrived and set up a perimeter. K-9 and Aviation responded to the scene and searched, but the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, 170 pounds with brown hair. The suspect was wearing a dark shirt and gray pants with a stripe on the side.

Bank officials estimate damage to the ATM to be at least $10,000.

If you recognize this suspect, call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.