Surveillance Equipment Found at Tyson's Corner ATM

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Saturday, April 14, 2007; 1:54 PM

Surveillance equipment was found attached to an ATM at a bank in the Tyson's Corner area, an unusual type of high-tech criminal activity in Fairfax County, police said.

The manager at the Chevy Chase bank, in the 8100 block of Fletcher Street, was doing a routine security check about 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, when he noticed the equipment, police said. It is believed that the equipment was attached to the ATM the night before, they said.

Located nearby was a wireless receiver that is believed to be associated with the surveillance equipment. Fairfax police, working with the United States Secret Service, are trying to determine if customers' information was compromised.

Police ask that any suspicious activity, equipment, or persons in the vicinity of ATMs be reported immediately. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.

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