KPD Seeks Public Leads for Fraud Reaching Back to February
It's a case that reaches back to late February.
On February 27th, Kennewick Police took a call from a victim who reported their vehicle had been subjected to a car prowl. The suspect took a debit card found inside, then used it at several locations in Kennewick.
KPD Detectives used bank footage from an ATM where the card was reported used, and came up with some images showing the suspect using it.
Despite this information, apparently few leads have materialized. So, KPD has released these images hoping perhaps to get some leads from the community.
Anyone who may have information, they're urged to call (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.
It's been noted, over and over, that since the mask use has begun, and mandates requiring useage in WA and our area, it's been a lot more difficult for law enforcement officials to ID suspects.
It also brings up a seldom discussed issue concerning financial institutions. Back in January of this year, the website law.com ran an article discusses the liability, security and safety issues of masks being allowed in financial institutions.
For decades, most banks and credit unions have had some sort of 'no mask, no hat' and even 'no hoodie' policies. Obviously, these items make it harder to determine a person's identity.
A number of years ago, one of the most notorious bank robberies occurred at the GESA Credit Union on Huntington Street in Kennewick where the suspect sprinted across the lobby, jumped up on the teller line and then down between two tellers; before demanding money and leaving. He was wearing a mask.
The article listed several incidents in Orlando and Coral Gables Florida where masked persons were able to pull off robberies aided by masks.
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