NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find a suspect who used duplicate debit cards at ATMs to steal hundreds of dollars from other people’s bank accounts in Lower Manhattan and on Staten Island.
The incidents all occurred back in March.
Around 2:10 a.m. Friday, March 22, the suspect took $480 from an ATM with a duplicate card at the Northfield Bank, at 1158 Hylan Blvd., on the cusp of the Concord and Arrochar sections of Staten Island, police said.
At 2:47 a.m. the same day, the suspect took another $480 from an ATM with a duplicate card from the Santander Bank, a few blocks away at 1320 Hylan Blvd on Staten Island, police said.
Around 12:07 a.m. Monday, March 23, the suspect took $500 using the same methods, at the TD Bank at 254 Canal St. in Lower Manhattan.
The suspect was described as a black male standing between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing between 150 and 180 pounds. The suspect also has a goatee.
Police have released two photos of the suspect.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
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