ATM Skimming Suspects Sought In Woodburn

Woodburn Police are asking for help identifying suspects who allegedly placed a skimming device in an ATM.

On Friday, employees at the Columbia Bank on North Evergreen Road called Police to report they found a skimming device in their ATM. Customers reported having trouble getting their cards into the machine.

The staff checked the ATM and noted it was more difficult than normal to put the card into the machine. They immediately notified a security technician and police. 

Further investigation revealed two males were involved in placing the device onto the ATM that same morning at 7:55 a.m., about four hours prior to the device being discovered.  The skimming device did not appear to have any wireless capability, so in order to get the data the device would need to have been removed by whoever put it there. 

For additional security, Columbia Bank suspended the 11 accounts associated with debit cards used in the ATM during the time the skimming machine was undetected.

The first male suspect is a white or Hispanic male adult, about 30-40 years of age, with a dark goatee and wearing a black stocking cap and long black winter coat. The second male stood nearby and appeared to a be a white male adult, between 40 and 60 years of age, wearing glasses and a green stocking cap and grey winter coat.

If you recognize either male, or have any information related to this incident, please contact the Woodburn Police Department at (503) 982-2345.


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