JPD Investigates Attempted Grand Larceny Involving Device At Bank

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JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are investigating an attempted grand larceny involving a sticky trap device at a city bank.

Police say a male and female suspect attempted to retrieve bank deposits with a sticky trap device from the overnight drop box at Lake Shore Savings Bank on East Fourth Street early Saturday morning.

Bank employees reportedly located the device when they opened later that morning. Police say the device was designed to be used as a fishing type instrument and when deployed into the drop box, would attach itself to a deposit bag, allowing the thieves to retrieve the deposit(s).

The device however failed and the device became stuck in the drop box and no deposits or funds were reported as stolen. Two other similar incidents did also occur earlier this spring at another city bank.

Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson tells WNY News Now that the incidents are “most likely connected due to nature and design of device.” The investigation with all of the incidents is ongoing.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on the identity of the suspects to contact the Jamestown Police at 716-483-7537 or via the Anonymous Tips Line at 716-483-Tips (8477). All tips are kept confidential.


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