Springfield Police: Man with stolen credit card damaged ATM

Machine kept stolen card, and man tried to fish it out

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This suspect allegedly damaged an ATM while trying to retrieve a stolen credit card trapped in the machine. Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man damaged an ATM while trying to retrieve a stolen credit card from the machine, Springfield police say. According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, on December 1, the suspect tried to use the stolen card to obtain cash from the TD Bank ATM at 958 State Street.

The machine would not release the card, so the suspect tried to use a paper clip to get it out. In the process, he damaged the machine to the point that it would no longer work.

If you recognize the suspect, or have any information that could help police, call Detective Mark Bacon at (413) 787-6355. You can also anonymously “text-a-tip.”