Police: Suspect in ATM skimming scheme caught on camera installing device
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Police released photographs of a man suspected of installing a skimming device on an ATM at a Main Street bank.
Northwest Community Credit Union said 300 people used the ATM before the device used for stealing information from bank cards was discovered.
The credit union announced news of the skimming late Tuesday morning.
By evening, Springfield Police had released surveillance images of the man and a description of his car, a silver 2018 Kia Sportage with California license plate 7YLS610.
"The suspect police believe to be responsible for the skimming scheme can be seen apparently installing the device from his open car window at the drive-thru ATM at 12:32 a.m. Friday night/Saturday Morning," Springfield Police said in a statement. "The device was discovered Sunday morning at 7:32 a.m."
The car was rented from an agency near the SeaTac Airport in Seattle, police said.
"Police suspect the perpetrator may be headed south along the I-5 corridor conducting similar skimming transactions," police said.
Police are working with credit union security staff to identify the suspect, as well as people who may have had their security information compromised during the weekend.
Anyone who suspects they have had their bank card information compromised should contact their bank or credit union immediately, police said.
If you can help identify the suspect, please contact Springfield Police and ask for Detective Brian Antone.