ECSO: Crooks May Target People Leaving Financial Institutions

August 2, 2022

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be observant when leaving the bank for crooks that may target them later.

The ECSO, along with other local and national law enforcement agencies, has received several reports of victims leaving local banks and carrying bank bags being targeted and followed from the bank to their destination. Once the victim exits their vehicle, the suspect breaks the vehicle window and steals the bank bag.

“The ECSO asks that you be aware of your surroundings and do not leave money or personal belongings in your vehicle,” the agency said.

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4 Responses to “ECSO: Crooks May Target People Leaving Financial Institutions”

  1. Anne on August 3rd, 2022 2:59 pm

    Always lock your doors when using an ATM and keep windows on passenger side and driver side backseat UP.
    Often you’ll put vehicle into Park when using a drive-up ATM and the doors will unlock automatically. This can leave you vulnerable to a thug opening the passenger side door and jumping inside with you.
    Keep window on passenger side UP to prevent a thug from reaching into the vehicle while you are working the ATM and focused on that.
    Lots of thugs out there looking for easy pickings.
    And when you get home LOCK YOUR CAR….don’t be a Dummy.

  2. Referendum on August 2nd, 2022 2:32 pm

    How does conceal carry protect a vacated car?

  3. sam on August 2nd, 2022 7:49 am

    conceal carry.

  4. JustSaying on August 2nd, 2022 7:12 am

    Most businesses are LEAVING the money there! May leave with some change.
    Dumb crooks!

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