Saturday, April 22, 2017

Police Seek "Person of Interest" in Gas Pump Credit Card Skimming Investigation

Photos provided by the Saint Clair Police Department
Police have released a photos of a "Person of Interest" in their gas pump credit card skimming investigation.

Earliest this week, the Saint Clair Police warned customers that may have bought gas at the Exxon Gas Station, located at the intersection of Route 61 and West Russell Street between April 10 and April 15, 2017.

Police say they discovered and removed two credit card skimmer devices  that were found on a gas pump at the Exxon station located at Route 61 North and West Russell Street.

After investigated, they found criminals gained access to two fuel pump cabinets and removed a cable from each, replacing it with a cable that contained an information storage device and a Bluetooth transmitting device. These devices were storing card data and additionally recording the PIN sequence after an unsuspecting customer slid his bank card into the compromised gas pumps.

As part of the investigation, Police have now released photos of a "Person of Interest" and the vehicle they were driving.

The vehicle shown in the photos is reported to have New Jersey Registration.

Anyone who may be able to identify this person or have seen this person before, please contact the Saint Clair Police Department at (570) 429-3050.

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