Suspicious Device Removed From ATM At RPB Bank

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Suspicious Device Removed From ATM At RPB Bank

AUG. 6 — An employee of a bank on Southern Blvd. called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation in Royal Palm Beach last Tuesday afternoon to report a suspicious incident. According to a PBSO report, a deputy was dispatched to the bank after the employee noticed a suspicious device on the bank’s ATM near the building’s front entrance. The employee contacted his supervisor, who confirmed that the ATM had not had any devices installed on it. According to the report, when the deputy pulled on the device, he noticed it was held on with tape. The device had a small hole pointing toward the keypad of the ATM, and contained two cell-phone batteries and a small motherboard. According to the report, a detective determined that the device is a type of scanner used to illegally obtain bankcard numbers and personal identification numbers (PINs). The device was removed, and the ATM’s service company was called in to check the machine. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.

AUG. 8 — An Acreage woman was attacked early last Thursday morning outside of the Walmart Supercenter on Belvedere Road. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation responded to the store after the woman said she had been attacked in the parking lot. According to the report, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the victim was putting her groceries in her vehicle when two men approached her. The victim said they demanded money from her, but she didn’t have any. According to the report, one of the suspects grabbed her left arm and she pulled away, falling to the ground and scraping her hands. The victim then called for help, and the suspects fled toward a nearby gas station. The suspects were described as white males between 17 and 19 years old, both wearing black T-shirts, black shorts and black socks pulled up to their knees. According to the report, the incident was caught on surveillance video footage, but there was no further information at the time of the report.

AUG. 8 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was called to a home on Sunflower Circle last Thursday evening regarding a home burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 8 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., someone used an unknown tool to pry open the rear sliding-glass door of the victim’s home and stole several pieces of jewelry and electronics. According to the report, the victim came home to find that the perpetrator(s) had taken a jewelry box containing a gold ring with diamonds and sapphires, a gold tennis bracelet, a pair of diamond earrings and a gold men’s Bulova watch. The perpetrator(s) also stole a Nintendo Wii gaming system, along with assorted video games and DVDs. The stolen items were valued at approximately $3,400. DNA evidence was taken at the scene, but there were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.

AUG. 9 — An employee of a farm on Southern Blvd. called the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation last Friday to report an act of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 8 a.m. last Wednesday and noon Friday, someone shot several bullet holes into a large irrigation device known as a “rain reel.” According to the report, the bullets damaged irrigation tubing, which would have to be replaced. The damage was estimated at approximately $3,000. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.

AUG. 11 — A resident of Jonquil Place called the PBSO substation in Wellington last Sunday to report a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between Friday, Aug. 2 and sometime last Saturday, someone entered the victim’s unlocked pickup truck and stole a Garmin GPS unit valued at approximately $150. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.

AUG. 11 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on North Road last Sunday morning regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5 p.m. last Saturday and 8:30 a.m. the following morning, someone entered the victim’s pickup truck and stole a cordless drill. The perpetrator(s) also stole a rechargeable hotwire from the victim’s fence and a Yamaha motor from the victim’s boat. The stolen items were valued at approximately $10,700. The deputy observed a large amount of tracks where the motor had been dragged and loaded into another vehicle, but there were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.

AUG. 11 — A Wellington resident was arrested last Sunday morning on charges of disorderly intoxication and trespassing after he was found asleep inside the vestibule of the Publix supermarket on Forest Hill Blvd. According to the report, a deputy from the Wellington substation was dispatched to the store at approximately 9:30 a.m. last Sunday after an employee discovered 47-year-old Robert Rieskamp asleep in the store’s entryway. The deputy observed Rieskamp sleeping on the floor. According to the report, the deputy could smell alcohol and noticed that he appeared heavily intoxicated once awake. According to the report, Rieskamp had been removed from the store previously. He was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he was charged with trespassing and disorderly intoxication in a public place.

AUG. 11 — A deputy from the PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched to a home on Citrus Grove Blvd. last Sunday afternoon regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim left her home at approximately 9 a.m. last Saturday and returned home the following day to find that two televisions and a laptop computer had been stolen. The victim reported that her adult son had been at home alone, but did not call to report the burglary. The stolen items were valued at approximately $1,700. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.

AUG. 11 — A resident of Madison Green contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Sunday afternoon to report a case of harassment. According to a PBSO report, the victim had begun receiving harassing text messages with lewd photos. The messages started at approximately 11:20 a.m. last Sunday and were from a phone number unknown to the victim. According to the report, the perpetrator(s) sent the victim an unsolicited pornographic photo. The perpetrator(s) then continued to harass the victim, asking her if she liked the photos. According to the report, the victim called the number and spoke with an unknown male suspect, who said he randomly picked her number and continued to ask her feelings about the photos. The victim asked the man to cease contact with her, but he continued. According to the report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation called the number to request that the suspect contact him, but there was no further information available at the time of the report.

AUG. 12 — An employee of Total Wine called the PBSO substation in Wellington on Monday to report a case of shoplifting. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 2:30 p.m., three unknown white males and an unknown white female entered the store and stole several cigars. According to the report, two of the male suspects walked to the back of the store while the third male suspect and the female suspect entered the cigar humidor. The employee said the two male suspects then created a distraction, breaking a beer bottle by the cash registers, while the other two suspects concealed $500 in cigars. According to the report, the four suspects exited the store without paying for the merchandise and fled in an older-model white Mercedes-Benz. DNA evidence was taken at the scene, but there was no further information available at the time of the report.

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