Around the time two Hinsdale banks reported ATM tampering, police said someone attempted to burglarize an ATM at US Bank, 21 W. 2nd St., by prying it open sometime between 10:33 a.m. Feb. 3 and 10 a.m. Feb. 4.
A bank employee discovered scratches and pry marks on the machine on Feb. 4, and the incident was reported to the Hinsdale Police Department on Feb. 5.
While the burglar did not successfully open the ATM, police said $800 in damage was done to the machine.
Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said the incident is not related to the ATM tampering incidents reported by Northern Trust and Hinsdale Bank & Trust on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, respectively.
In those two cases, a number of local customers told officials from the two banks that the customers’ ATM information had been used fraudulently to withdraw money at various Chicagoland banks.
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Officials at both banks told police they believe a “skimming device” that records card information of those used at the ATM, including PIN numbers, was placed on the banks’ machines.
The number of customers and the associated dollar loss from the two incidents remains unknown.
“We don’t have a total yet from the banks,” Wodka said.
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