Suspects sought in ATM scam

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">The New York City Police Department is trying to locate 4 individuals wanted for multiple Grand Larcenies within the confines of the 009 Pct. In each incident after the victim placed an ATM card into the machine they were informed by a woman that the ATM machine they were using was not working.  Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the above individuals is asked to call CRIME STOPPERS at 1800 577 TIPS or text 274637 then enter TIP577. All calls will remain confidential.</span></div>
February 6, 2009 9:37:31 PM PST
Police are looking for four people who have been scheming to steal money from bank customers using cash machines in Manhattan's East Village. Police said Friday the suspects have run a low-tech scam multiple times since October.

After the target puts his or her bank card into an ATM, a woman approaches and says that machine isn't working. While the victim uses a nearby machine, a second suspect watches and notes the victim's personal code.

That suspect gives the code to a third person, who then punches it into the machine the victim initially used - and didn't cancel out of. Because the machine is still activated by the victim's card, the suspect is able to use the code to withdraw money.

Police have security-camera photos of at least one suspect.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the above individuals is asked to call CRIME STOPPERS at 1800 577 TIPS or text 274637 then enter TIP577. All calls will remain confidential.


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