FBI offers reward for ATM thief

  • ATM thief

  • ATM thief

The FBI has offered a reward for information leading to the identity, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for theft and vandalism to automated teller machines in two East Tennessee counties.

The first incident occurred in Union County in August, while the second was in Oak Ridge in October.

On Aug. 10, the culprit vandalized and gained entry into the ATM at the Commercial Bank in Luttrell.

The perpetrator, and possibly an accomplice, was able to take an undetermined amount of cash from the ATM.

The second attempt occurred Oct. 18 at the Tennessee Bank on the Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.

The ATM was damaged but no money was removed from the machine.

The perpetrator from both incidents is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 200 to 220 pounds. The person was wearing a camouflage ski mask, dark clothing, and red gloves.

If you know this person, or have any information on these incidents, you are asked to call the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office at 865-544-0751, submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov , or contact your local law enforcement agency.