Man wanted for Crown Heights robbery scheme called 'shoulder surfing'

Police are on the hunt for a man who they say is stealing personal information by looking over victims' shoulders at a Crown Heights bank.

Police say the suspect steals personal information by

Police say the suspect steals personal information by looking over victims' shoulders at the bank.

BROOKLYN - Police are on the hunt for a man who they say is stealing personal information by looking over victims' shoulders at a Crown Heights bank.

According to investigators, the suspect was caught on camera three times at the Popular Community Bank on Eastern Parkway using the robbery scheme called shoulder surfing.

Authorities say the man approaches his victims after they've swiped their card at an ATM, distracts them and directs them to a second machine where he watches for their pin number. He then is able to return to the first ATM and successfully withdraw money.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Three people are accused of breaking into the 2 3 accused of breaking into Brooklyn laundromat
The MTA announced the 3 station in East 3 MTA: 3 train station to reopen in March
4 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
An 8-year-old who has shown his appreciation for 5 8-year-old spreads police appreciation message

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE