ATM mistake leads to $700 theft

Police are searching for a man who allegedly withdrew about $700 from a woman’s bank account after she forgot to end her transaction at a Bank of America ATM in South Philadelphia on Feb. 6.  

Around 9:30 a.m., a woman withdrew cash from the ATM on Oregon Avenue near 23rd Street and walked away from the machine before clearing her account information from the screen, police said.

A man walked up to the ATM, continued the transaction and stole additional money from the woman’s account. Police said he fled the scene in a silver sedan.

The suspect was recorded on a surveillance camera, and is described as a dark-skinned black man who is about 50-years-old, and has a beard and mustache.

He was wearing gold-trimmed glasses, a baseball cap, and a gray sweater, police said.

Tipsters are asked to call the South Detective Division at 215-686-3013 or leave a tip online.

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