Police: Man used missing woman's ATM
Police have released images captured at area banks showing a man accessing Sandra Prince's account.
By REBECCA CATALANELLO
Published February 1, 2006
TEMPLE TERRACE - Investigators have released video of a man they say has withdrawn money from Sandra Prince's bank accounts several times since she went missing Dec. 30.
Video images captured at ATM machines in Tampa and Temple Terrace show a white male in a mask leaning from the driver's side window of a car to withdraw cash from Prince's accounts.
Temple Terrace police describe the man as having a large, stocky build, dark hair on his arms wearing no visible rings, jewelry or tattoos.
Prince, 59, was last seen Dec. 30 at the Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc., where she'd worked about 30 years as a social worker.
The video clips indicate the man was driving a mid-sized, light-colored, 4-door American-made vehicle. In a color video, he held a green cap or cover of some kind to his face. He might also have been wearing a neck brace or collar that moves stiffly behind him, according to some of the black and white still photos police obtained.
The new images, accessible online, are the first major break in Prince's disappearance.
"It's certainly interesting that this person has obviously been able to access her card and her accounts," Temple Terrace Police spokeswoman Paula MacDonald said.
Once $50,000, family members on Wednesday increased the cash reward to $75,000 for information leading to Prince's location.
Prince lives alone in a well-appointed house at 11507 Moffat Place in the tight-knit Teresa Arbor neighborhood. An only child, her closest relatives live in North Carolina, where she grew up on a tobacco farm.
Anyone with information should contact police at (813) 989-7118 or (813) 989-7110.