Five commercial burglaries have been reported in which multiple suspects have forcibly entered a business through the front door and removed an ATM, according to Chicago Police. In two instances, they also pulled the electric meter from the rear of the store to disable surveillance and alarm systems.
They were paid to maintain hundreds of automated teller machines, but the feds say three South Side men instead used them as their personal piggy banks.
Police are warning bank customers to be careful, after a string of robberies at ATMs on the South Side.
Authorities were warning Chicago area residents about scammers using skimming devices on ATMS to steal money from people’s bank accounts.
Police are searching for three men who have been going up to people and robbing them at gunpoint at Bank of America ATMs on the city’s South Side.
Two people were arrested this week for victimizing bank customers by stealing from ATMs.
Chase has more ATMs in Chicago than any other bank, and if you don’t have an account with Chase, using them will cost you more.