Local bank accounts remain safe tonight after the NYPD caught two men who they say installed a card skimming device at an ATM in the Chase Bank at 290 Flatbush Avenue.
Police say investigators from the bank contacted the NYPD’s Identity Theft Squad on Tuesday, March 4 about the device, and a surveillance team responded. Just after 10pm, cops say two men entered the ATM area and removed a door-mounted Parabit card reader (pictured above) and cameras that were mounted onto the ATM machine. Detectives moved in and arrested the men inside the ATM vestibule.
Laurentiu Baies and Marcel Boariu, whom the police say are homeless men in their 30s, were arrested and charged with burglary, criminal possession of a forgery device, and criminal possession of a skimmer device.
If you ever suspect your account has been compromised, be sure to contact your bank immediately — the Chase contact numbers can be found here.