Our scene starts with bank analysts...

Capital One Bank analysts were tracking a large group of subjects in at least four different vehicles, in “real time," via ATM surveillance cameras.

Why were they tracking these people?
The bank's ATMs automatically do security checks on every card that gets inserted...

Bank analysts told agents that all Capital One Bank cards are embedded with security chips that are read by the ATM machines. Data on this embedded security chip must match and agree with information on the card's magnetic stripe. Some older cards, issued from other banks but still honored and processed at Capital One Bank ATMs, do not have embedded security chips. Whenever a card is inserted into a Capital One Bank ATM and it does not have an embedded security chip, and the card is purporting itself to have been issued by Capital One Bank (i.e. the card is not a Capital One Bank card) the ATM will then read the card's magnetic stripe and process the cash transaction as long as a proper PIN number is entered. At this same time, a "fallback report" is immediately generated, alerting bank fraud analysts within seconds that this type of suspect card is being processed at a Capital One Bank ATM. This alert that is sent to bank analysts contains information such as the date/time of the transaction, the card number and the physical street and address location of the bank's ATM, along with ATM camera footage in "real time."

We learn the bank analysts, are tracking these suspects over hundreds of miles...

As previously mentioned, bank analysts of Capital One Bank began tracking this large group of subjects as they transacted fraudulent re-encoded cards at ATMs in Shreveport and then into Baton Rouge. One analyst was able to identify the subjects in the group and their vehicles with license plates, via ATM footage. She began collecting ATM surveillance, still photos, and videos of the subjects, their vehicles and license plates, and she initially began passing this information onto SSA Darron Craft of Shreveport, Louisiana, then later to your Affiant. She was able to identify the following vehicles that this group was traveling in: a white GMC SUV with license plate number PHW-718; a white Honda Accord sedan with license plate number 30434G1; a black Mercedes Benz sedan with license plate number 24973V7; and a gray/silver VW Jetta with license plate number 30323T3.

Criminals use an encoder to copy the magnetic stripe of a stolen card onto the magnetic stripe of another card. If they also know the PIN they can use this copied card at an ATM. If not, they can use it to steal money by swiping the card in stores and restaurants.

The affiant is the person who applied for the warrant. In this case it's senior special agent Kevin Bodden of the US Secret Service.

But there's a team of Secret Service agents on the case and they're directing the local police in the hunt for the suspects...

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, when your Affiant began receiving these alerts from the bank analyst, agents alerted the Louisiana State Police, Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office ("EBRSO"), and law enforcement in Livingston Parish, and forwarded to them the vehicle descriptions and license plate identifiers. As your Affiant received alerts from the bank agent with physical street locations for each ATM transaction, Affiant would immediately contact that respective law enforcement agency and request that officers or deputies relocate to that bank location and observe any activity at the ATM. For approximately three hours on Sunday, March 10, 2019, your Affiant received these bank alerts and each time, dispatched law enforcement agencies to ATM locations, approximately every 15-30 minutes.

This suggests officers chased the suspects as they made fraudulent transactions at 6 to 12 ATMs.

And then, a breakthrough...

Eventually at about 15:26 hours on March 10, an alert was received by your Affiant and forwarded to EBRSO, for the Capital One Bank ATM located at 6581 Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. EBRSO deputies were dispatched and Deputy Michele Partenheimer observed and detained the previously mentioned white GMC SUV with license plate number PHW-718. Deputy Partenheimer and other deputies observed a second unknown vehicle depart the location and then removed a female passenger (a 17 year-old minor) and a male driver, later identified as the suspect. Both were secured in separate EBRSO patrol units.