Salina Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for attaching a device used to steal personal information onto a drive up bank cash machines.
On Thursday of last week, devices known as “skimmers” were found at drive up ATMs at two Sunflower Bank locations; 2450 S. 9th and 2070 S. Ohio. Both had the skimmer devices affixed to the ATM’s card slot.
Police say the bank customer’s card slides through the skimmer first – then into the machine. A chip inside the skimmer device records information about the account without the knowledge of the customer.
There was also a second device attached to the ATM, which contained a hidden camera in it. Police believe that he camera was used to record PIN numbers.
Sunflower Bank contacted Salina Police Thursday after suspecting their ATMs had been tampered with. Police were able to seize one of the skimmers Thursday, the other was removed before officers arrived.
Investigators believe that the case is connected to one in Wichita, where similar theft devices were found on a Sunflower Bank ATM there.
Police in Salina on Monday released two images captured on a bank security camera of a person placing the skimmer on the ATM at the bank location on South Ohio Street.
If you can identify the person in the video, or if you have any information concerning who committed this crime, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit Salina Police Department and follow the Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip.
You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.