Police investigate ATM info skimmer
Woodburn Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two men who they believe were trying to extract banking information from customers using an ATM.
Police were notified by officials at the Columbia Bank on North Evergreen Road where a "skimming device" was discovered on an outdoor ATM. A customer reported difficulty inserting a card, and bank staff checked the ATM then notified a security technician and Woodburn Police after finding it working erratically in that inserting a card was a tighter fit than normal.
Woodburn Police spokesman Tommy Moore said an investigation revealed two males placing a device on the ATM at around 7:55 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, roughly 4 hours prior to its discovery. The device did not appear to have wireless capability.
As a security precaution, Columbia Bank suspended 11 accounts associated with debit cards using the ATM while the skimming device was in place.
Security camera images, one on the ATM and another from a bank camera, indicate one suspect is a male, white or Hispanic, about 30 to 40-years of age, with a dark goatee and wearing a black stocking cap and winter coat. A second suspect, who stood nearby, was described as a white male between the ages of 40 and 60 years, wearing glasses, a green stocking cap and grey winter coat.
Anyone who may have information about the incident or either suspect are encouraged to contact Woodburn Police Department at (503) 982-2345.
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