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NJ State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Man Wanted For Theft from cash machines in Hoboken

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Hoboken NJ, NJ State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Man Wanted For Theft from cash machines in Hoboken .

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New Jersey Transit Police Interrupt Robbery

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Good police work by District 5 (Penn Station Newark) officers :⁣
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Newark NJ, investigating yells for help, New Jersey Transit Police Officers quickly came to the aid of a strong-armed robbery victim. The officers found the victim struggling with the actor near an ATM and safely made an apprehension. We remain determined to keep you safe and want you to remember these safety tips while using any ATM abroad.⁣

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Skimmers Net $428,581 from Various New Jersey bank locations


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NEWARK NJ, A New York man today admitted participating in a scheme that used secret card-reading devices and pinhole cameras on various New Jersey bank locations to steal at least $428,581, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Bogdan Rusu, 39, of Queens, New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Rusu and others sought to defraud financial institutions and their customers by illegally obtaining customer account information, including account numbers and personal identification numbers. Rusu admitted installing equipment on ATMs at banks in New Jersey. Eleven other defendants charged in this scheme have pleaded guilty.

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Reader says Ridgewood Village Hall is not an ATM for special interest projects


Forget about an arts center. The VH is not an ATM for special interest projects.

Walnut/Town Garage site was always the best place for a parking project. Central location to CBD & transportation. Ground level + 2 upper levels. Install a traffic light at the dangerous intersection of Franklin/Walnut.

If the VC wanted to get us out of the parking lot business, it should look into the owners of the Ken Smith & adjacent properties to do parking on the west side of the property & responsible mixed use on the east side.

As long as the VC is transparent and has no sacred cows to feed, it can be done.

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Is that ATM safe to use? Maybe not…


By Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for

ENGLEWOOD—The bank robbery occurred at the Citibank branch in a quiet North Jersey suburb.There were no alarms, no guns, no menacing notes and no threats of violence. More than $52,000 was taken and the bank in Englewood didn’t even know it had been robbed until long after the cash went out the door.

That same day in December 2012, just a week before Christmas, the same guys hit another Citibank in Florham Park. And over the next three weeks they would target additional branches of the bank in New Jersey and New York—walking away with more than $1 million in cash taken from Citibank ATM machines through hundreds of counterfeit bankcards encoded with personal information stolen from unsuspecting customers.

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Police arrest one of two men sought in Mahwah theft of bag containing $150K


JULY 30, 2015, 7:05 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015, 7:46 PM

MAHWAH — Police have arrested one of two men allegedly involved in the theft of a bag of about $150,000 in cash that had been accidentally left on a curb this week and are looking for the other suspect, saying in a news release on Thursday that the pair already spent some of the money, using cash to purchase an SUV.

Alton Harvey

Alton Harvey, 42, of Hillside was arrested Wednesday afternoon as police conducted surveillance in Irvington of the white van allegedly used by the suspects on the day of the theft and a Chevrolet Tahoe that had been purchased with money from the bag, Police Chief James Batelli said Thursday. Police are also looking for Jamar A. Bludson, 35, of Newark, he said.

Video surveillance cameras recorded the passenger of a white van removing the bag from the lawn, Mahwah Police Chief James Batelli said.

Police said that Harvey drove the van and that Bludson, the passenger, was the person seen on video surveillance picking up the satchel of money from the curb. The bag had been left there accidentally by two workers for an ATM company located on Industrial Avenue. Police have not identified the company for security reasons and company officials have not responded to messages seeking comment.