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Suspect seen on camera attaching ATM skimming device

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Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a person seen in surveillance images attaching a skimming device to an ATM at a Tampa bank.

About 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the person used green tape and a clear, gluelike substance to attach the card reader to an ATM at Regions Bank, 6297 W. Waters Ave., deputies said.

The small, thin, square silver device was affixed to the front underside of the ATM, above the keypad area, deputies said. Investigators said the box contained electronics and a camera to record customers’ fingers as they entered PIN numbers on the keypad.

Deputies said the suspect was wearing an orange cap, a stocking mask over the face, a light-colored T-shirt, several beaded necklaces and light-colored latex gloves. The suspect was driving a white or silver, newer-model sport utility vehicle.

Deputies said the suspect was possibly male and possibly light-skinned black.

Anyone with any information was asked to call the sheriff’s office at (813) 247-8200. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), go online to www.crimestopperstb.com or text “CSTB” with the tip to CRIMES (274637).

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