Tampa Police issues warning after ATM skimmers found at SunTrust Bank

Posted at 4:09 PM, Sep 21, 2017

The Tampa Police Department has issued a warning to residents after two skimmers were found at a SunTrust Bank at 1701 E. 7th Avenue. 

A possible suspect is said to be a male who wore a "dark colored floppy hat and dark t-shirt."

The alleged offender placed the skimmers on the ATM on September 1 and returned at 9:38 p.m. that evening to test the skimmers out.

As a safety tip, the department encourages consumers to "check your balances and transaction history. If you note a discrepancy, contact your banking institution as soon as possible." 

Tampa officers are asking residents who may know the suspected criminal to contact the Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay, Inc

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.