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Elmhurst ATM Camera Coverup Scammer Strikes Again

The crook attempted nine transactions on an ATM with a covered-up camera and the police do not know if he succeeded in making off with any cash.

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A bank scammer pulled an ATM camera-coverup scheme for the second time at the same place in less than two months, police said.

The crook struck most recently at the 400 W. Lake St. Suburban Bank and Trust about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The bank machine bandit "placed something over the ATM surveillance camera located at the bank," police said.

That "something" turned out to be a "white piece of paper with black typing on it," police said, and the man "can be seen placing the paper over the camera."

"The bank discovered nine transactions used with the same card," police said, but "are unsure at this time if the transactions were completed."

Police said the "same incident" was perpetrated by the "same subject" in the "same vehicle" in February.

In that incident, a man driving a dark green minivan "pulled through the ATM driver thru and placed a small piece of paper over the camera," police said. "They attempted to complete eight different transactions all without success."

Tuesday's crook was driving a black Chrysler minivan, police said.

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