FBI involved after thieves steal around $26K targeting ATMs in Metro Detroit: What we know
A Metro Detroit credit union, the FBI, and four local police agencies are looking for some crafty thieves. The thieves are attacking automatic teller machines all across the area with brute force and quick timing.
Man killed in apparent attempted robbery near ATM in Kent County, police say
KENT COUNTY, MI – A Kentwood man was shot and killed late Tuesday, May 24, possibly after an attempted robbery at an ATM, sheriff’s deputies said. A motorist reported hearing a gunshot around 10:30 p.m. on South Division Avenue, south of M-6, in Byron Township. Kent County sheriff’s deputies found a 50-year-old man who was deceased in a pickup truck. Early investigation suggested the man was fatally shot after an attempted holdup at an automated-teller machine, police said. Read more:One person shot and killed near downtown Grand RapidsMab stabbed multiple times near Holland, critically injuredMemorial Day events planned in West Michigan for 2022mlive.com
Ex-Brinks driver accused of stealing more than $1 million from mid-Michigan banks
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A former driver for Brinks is headed to trial next month after he allegedly stole more than $1 million from several ATM’s in the mid-Michigan region last year. Carman allegedly stole the money during a six-week span that started on Nov. 15 and ended on Dec. 28 when he stopped showing up for work. Investigators accused Carman of taking the money out of various machines while working for Brinks in which part of his duties were to transport money from various banks. However, roughly $22,000 of the stolen money has not been recovered. Carman allegedly told investigators “that his father had recently passed away and his mind was not right when he was stealing the money,” according to the criminal complaint.mlive.com
Stolen truck used to rip out ATM from Bridgeport Township credit union, police say
BRIDGEPORT TWP, MI — Bridgeport Township police are investigating the attempted theft of an ATM from a financial institution, an increasingly frequent occurrence. This is the fourth such ATM theft in the area in less than a month. On Feb. 27, a drive-thru ATM was ripped from its mooring at United Financial Credit Union at 4685 State St. in Saginaw Township. Chief Duffett said the March 18 matter may be related to the Saginaw Township ATM theft. Bridgeport Township police and Michigan State Police are working together on the investigation, he said.mlive.com
ATM yanked from foundation at Saginaw Township credit union, dragged and left in neighborhood
SAGINAW TWP, MI — Police are investigating the theft of an ATM from a Saginaw Township credit union, just a day after two similar crimes occurred in neighboring Genesee County. About 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, officers responded to the United Financial Credit Union at 4685 State St. “It appears somebody used a pickup truck, wrapped a chain around (the ATM), yanked it out of its foundation, and dragged it some distance into a neighborhood,” said Saginaw Township Police Chief Scott A. Malace. A resident found the ATM lying on the ground in the 1800 block of South Westwood Street, about a half-mile from the credit union, Malace said. Anyone with information on the Saginaw Township ATM thefts may call police at 989-793-2310.mlive.com
Alabama man faces 2nd execution date this year for killing
An Alabama man who avoided execution in February is scheduled to be put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman taken at gunpoint from an ATM location and shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, is set to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT at a southwest Alabama prison for his conviction in the kidnapping and murder of 22-year-old Sharma Ruth Johnson. Prosecutors said Smith had a shotgun when he abducted Johnson in October 1991 from an ATM location in Birmingham.news.yahoo.com
Money stolen from ATM near Grand Rapids while security watches remotely
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – People robbed an ATM while security watched remotely in Ottawa County. Deputies responded to people trying to break into an ATM at 5:21 a.m., Aug. 23, at Chase Bank, 615 Baldwin St., in Jenison, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said. The Chase Bank security was watching the theft attempt remotely and called to report the burglary. The truck used to rip open the ATM was stolen from Kent County earlier Monday morning, police said. The case is under investigation and police ask anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office at 616-738-4000.mlive.com
Bitcoin is at a tipping point and could become 'currency of choice' for global trade, Citi says
A customer uses a bitcoin automated teller machine (ATM) in a kiosk Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Angel Garcia | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCiti thinks bitcoin is at a "tipping point" and could one day "become the currency of choice for international trade" as companies like Tesla and PayPal warm to it and central banks explore issuing their own digital currencies. "Bitcoin's future is thus still uncertain, but developments in the near term are likely to prove decisive as the currency balances at the tipping point of mainstream acceptance or a speculative implosion." But bitcoin's wild ascent over the last few months has forced big Wall Street players to reevaluate the cryptocurrency. BNY Mellon, the oldest bank in the U.S., last month said it would offer custody services for bitcoin and other digital currencies.cnbc.com
Aspiring Police Detective Rewarded For Turning In $135,000 Cash He Found Near ATM
A teenager in New Mexico was trying to buy his grandfather some socks Sunday when he stumbled upon $135,000 laying on the ground. Jos Nuez Romaniz, 19, found the clear bag full of cash on May 3 near a Wells Fargo automated teller machine in Albuquerque. It turns out, the Wells Fargo subcontractor whose job it is to fill the ATM left the cash there by accident. Albuquerque teen rewarded for turning in $135K of cash found near ATM https://t.co/Fr5tBbfpG6 #abq #albuquerque KRQE News 13 (@krqe) May 7, 2020Nuez is studying criminal justice at Central New Mexico Community College and wants to pursue a career in law enforcement. I did the right thing and I know my parents are proud and my family is proud as well, he said.detroit.cbslocal.com
An Indiana firefighter was waiting for his stimulus check, but found $8.2 million in his account instead
The figure he saw on his bank balance made him do a double take. "Apparently, my account had $8.2 million in it. "I ran the card again, and again $8.2 million. "You would never expect to see an available balance for $8.2 million unless you're Bill Gates or a Rockefeller or something like that," Calvin told NBC Chicago. "I wish there was $8.2 million in everybody's accounts."cnbc.com
Masked attacker who stabbed man at Washington Township ATM charged
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith has charged Zachariah Thorton in connection with attacking a Shelby Township man at a Chase Bank drive through ATM in Washington Township on Nov. 16. Thorton has been charged with assault with intent to rob while armed, a felony with a sentence of up to life in prison, for attacking the Shelby Township resident. Original Story: Person stabbed by masked attacker while trying to use Washington Township ATMPolice and prosecutors allege that the suspect, wearing all black, including a face-covering and gloves, approached the victim from behind as he was using the ATM. Thorton demanded money from the victim, and the victim tried pushing him away. “I commend the due diligent efforts of the Sheriff’s Deputies in apprehending and removing this dangerous criminal from the streets.
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