Today’s Midweek Special focuses on Tampering/Skimming that took place in Powell, Ohio.
Officers from the Powell Police Department responded to WesBanco bank located at 10716 Sawmill Pkwy, after employees advised them that the ATM machine had been tampered with. On August 4, 2018, at approximately 5:15am, via surveillance video, two white males can be seen tampering with the exterior ATM machine. Both suspects are Male/White and appear to be in their early 30’s. One suspect had a beard and was wearing a Calvin Klein ball cap, hooded sweatshirt, and shorts. The other male also had a beard and wore a hooded sweatshirt, shorts, and sunglasses. The males appear to use a long, thin tool to tamper with the machine and can be seen shoving an item, appearing to be a skimmer, into the ATM. On August 5, 2018, at approximately 6:50 am, the same males can be seen using the same tool to remove the skimmer. However, the suspect who wore sunglasses previously can be seen wearing prescription glasses and is missing teeth. The males arrive and leave on foot; however, a red vehicle can be seen pulling onto the lot, possibly an SUV, hatchback, or van. It appears that 14 victims’ ATM cards were compromised. The total amount stolen was $5,398.50 in cash. Surveillance photos of the suspects may be viewed on our website, www.stopcrime.org.
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