Same man may be behind several skimming devices at local ATMs - KMOV.com

Same man may be behind several skimming devices at local ATMs

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Credit: Glendale PD Credit: Glendale PD
Credit: Glendale PD Credit: Glendale PD
GLENDALE (KMOV.com) -

Police believe the same man may be responsible for a number of skimming devices that have been found in the St. Louis area.

Surveillance cameras were rolling when the man installed a skimming device on an ATM at a Royal Banks of Missouri location on Manchester in Glendale. Cameras show him quickly installing the skimmer and then using a card to test it. In total, he was at the ATM for a 1.5 minutes.

Twelve hours later, the suspect returned to remove the device. Police believe at least six bank customers used the ATM and had their card information stolen. Less than a week later, Royal Banks reported that six ATM cards had more than $4,000 in fraudulent purchases charged to them.

Cameras show the suspect returning to the ATM a few days later to install a new skimmer, but he was unsuccessful and gave up.

Authorities believe the suspect is responsible for placing skimming devices at ATMs or making fraudulent purchases in Glendale, Maryland Heights, Webster Groves and St. Louis City.

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