It happened last week at the Jackson Hole Diner on Astoria Boulevard.
Police said the ATM ID thefts work by getting the card number with the skimming device and then getting the accompanying PIN code by putting a small camera at the ATM machine.
Alleged members of a local cyber crime cell stole nearly $3 million from thousands of ATMs across New York City in a matter of hours, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
Police are asking for assistance from the public as they attempt to locate an unknown group of criminals who have tricked people into letting them withdraw from ATMs at a Brooklyn bank.
The man suspected of stuffing fake bills into two Midtown ATM machines, 26-year-old Jean Carlo Pena, was arrested Monday upon his return to New York.
Authorities believe the bogus bucks were meant to trick the ATM into believing it was carrying a full complement of cash but a bank official said that the machines were able to distinguish most of the fake bills from real ones.
Around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect grabbed a 31-year-old woman in the lobby of her apartment building, put her a choke hold and then walked her at gunpoint to an ATM, police said.
Around 11 a.m. Monday, police said a man and woman walked up to a 20-year-old man on Trinity Avenue and forced him at gunpoint to a nearby ATM to withdraw money.
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The brutality of it all will resonate with almost anyone who’s gone into a bank to use an ATM. It’s a place where, like it or not, we can be vulnerable.
Federal prosecutors said the defendants replaced the ATM key pads at Chase branches in Midtown, Chelsea and across from the United Nations.