2015-04-22 / Crime Watch

ATM rigged to steal users’ account info

In the digital age, you might be a victim of a crime without even knowing it:

A “skimmer” device, designed to steal users’ account information and PIN numbers, was found on an ATM at a bank in the 12500 block of Jefferson Davis Highway on April 2.

Skimmers have been around for years, but they’ve rarely been reported in Chesterfield. The last report in the Observer of one being found in the county came in August 2009, when one of the devices was found at another bank on Jefferson Davis Highway.

Skimmers have also evolved over the years and can take a variety of forms. Brian Krebs, a veteran journalist who reports on technology security, offers photos and descriptions of some of them on his website at krebsonsecurity.com/all-about-skimmers/. Some are incredibly ingenious.

Anyone who has information about this incident or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can also submit a tip at crimesolvers.net or by texting WATSON plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Addison at Swift Creek (Valley Crest Drive) – Firearms were reported stolen from an apartment in the 4600 block on April 3.

Ashbrook (Shady Banks Terrace) – A known suspect stole a Toyota SUV, model and year unspecified, from a home in the 7800 block around 3:30 a.m. on April 9.

Cameron Run (Rufford Road) – An unspecified motor vehicle reported stolen outside the county was found around 1 p.m. on April 8 in the 11100 block.

Chester (Winfree Street) – Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked home in the 12000 block on April 12. Clothing, consumable goods and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Chester Townhouse Apartments (Chestertowne Road) – Firearms, cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 12000 block on April 7.

Courthouse Road – Unknown suspect(s) entered Cross Creek nursery in the 500 block through an unlocked window on April 6. Several offices were rummaged through, and cash was reported stolen.

Forest Glenn (Forest Glenn Circle) – Consumable goods were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 1600 block on April 8.

Grand Oaks Apartments (Oak Bluff Drive) – Firearms, consumable goods and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 4900 block on April 6.

Hampton Farms (Jennings Run Drive) – Household goods were reported stolen from a house under construction in the 16700 block on April 9.

Happy Hill Farms (Fielding Road) – Cash, consumable goods and miscellaneous items were reported stolen on April 6 from an unlocked home in the 3200 block.

Irongate (Irongate Drive) – Multiple gunshots were fired into a home in the 6700 block around 9:15 p.m. on April 10. No injuries were reported.

Jefferson Davis Highway – Cash, consumable goods and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a business in the 13100 block on April 6.

• A known suspect stole a gold 2000 Chevrolet from the parking lot of a motel in the 8900 block on April 7.

Lucy Corr Boulevard – Unknown suspect(s) broke the rear passenger window to enter a vehicle parked at a county facility in the 6800 block on April 7. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Olde Coach Village (Corianna Lane) – Firearms and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from three unlocked vehicles parked in the driveway of a home on the 11900 block on April 11.

Otterdale Road – American Legion Post 186 in the 900 block was hit by a gunshot around noon on April 9. No injuries were reported.

Pennwood (Barkbridge Road) – Cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home in the 7400 block on April 6.

Pocoshock Ridge Apartments (Handel Court) – An unspecified vehicle was reported stolen on April 10 from outside a unit in the 5500 block. It was later found crashed at a location within the county.

Raised Antler Circle – A shopper at the Food Lion in the 13900 block reported that her purse was stolen from her shopping cart around 2:50 p.m. on April 9.

Redfords Subdivision (Huband Avenue) – Unknown suspect(s) broke into a locked shed at a home in the 5000 block on April 6. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

• Unknown suspect(s) pried open the door of a shed at a home in the 5000 block on April 9. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Rivers Bend (Club Ridge Drive) – Unknown suspect(s) tried unsuccessfully to enter a home in the 11900 block on April 7 by prying open the front door.

Rivers Bend Apartments (Liverpool Circle) – Unknown suspect(s) rummaged through two unlocked vehicles parked in the 500 block around 4 p.m. on April 6. Cash, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

• Unknown suspect(s) rummaged through an unlocked vehicle parked in the 900 block around 7 p.m. on April 6. Clothing was reported stolen.

South Providence Road – Unknown suspect(s) entered A.M. Davis Elementary School on April 7. There were no signs of forced entry. Several classrooms were vandalized, and electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Village of Midlothian (Amfit Way) – Firearms and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a locked vehicle parked at American Family Fitness in the 12900 block on April 10. There were no signs of forced entry.

West Hundred Road – A guest at a hotel in the 2100 block was assaulted and robbed of his wallet around 7 p.m. on April 12.

Westover Farms (Rivers Bend Boulevard) – Unknown suspect(s) broke into Chandlery Jewelry in the 13100 block through the front bay window on April 8. Cash and jewelry were reported stolen.

Woodlake (Waters Edge Circle) – Unknown suspect(s) broke the rear passenger window to enter a vehicle parked at a home in the 14100 block on April 12. Cash, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

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