Crime Stoppers: Duo cleaning out accounts at ATMs
It is not known if this duo is using skimmers, phishing online, or simply robbing mailboxes, but they are active. Lucky for us, ATMs have great cameras. "We have several photos that you will see that are clear and you'll know immediately who they are," said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller. "They're using debit cards that they've stolen the numbers from and PIN numbers and they're going to a different ATM throughout the area and using that to withdraw from customers' bank accounts."
Included in that area area Chattanooga and locations around the entire Southeast. "One is a white male, one is a white female," Sgt. Miller continued. "They are using the ATMs after the bank branch is closed."
In some of the pictures, they appear to be mixing things up, appearance-wise. "They're wearing big sunglasses or they're wearing toboggans or things on their head, but you still get a good face shot," added Miller. "And, on all of the incidents that we've seen so far, these two suspects are arriving on foot to the ATM."
It is assumed their vehicle is parked, nearby.
Until they're caught, what can we do? "Monitor your bank accounts," advised Miller. And, if you see any suspicious activity, notify your bank and also contact the police."
Also, if you're using an ATM after hours, pay attention to others nearby. Most of us have only one, maybe two debit cards. "If they're using four five or six debit cards, that's a clue," Sgt. Miller explained. "If you were to pass by a vehicle, we've had calls like that, where inside of vehicle you see multiple credit cards or IDs laying out in the passenger seat. Those may be a tip for us, as well."
On the other hand, if you have recognized them, call Crime Stoppers. "These two suspects will not stop until the police get them," Miller added. "You have a chance to not only solve crimes here in our community, but also throughout the entire southeast."
Up to $1,000 is waiting for someone who calls-in the right bit of information. If you know one or both of these two, do not worry, they will never know you turned them in.
Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
That line is manned 24/7 and we will never ask for your name.