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Credit Card Skimmers Sought By Police In Central Brookyln

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418 Coney Island Avenue (Screenshot via Google Maps)

CENTRAL BROOKLYN – Police are looking for four individuals wanted in questioning regarding two separate incidents involving credit card skimmers in Kensington and Borough Park this month.

On Friday, August 18, the three men attempted to place a credit card skimmer on pump #3 of the gas station at the corner of 418 Coney Island Avenue, at the corner of Coney and Caton, said police.

The men approached the gas station in a black Jeep at approximately 1:40am, attempted to install the skimmer, then fled in the Jeep southbound on Coney Island Ave, said police.

The three men and their vehicle were spotted on surveillance footage, seen below:

(Photo via DCPI)
(Photo via DCPI)
(Photo via DCPI)
(Photo via DCPI)

 

Earlier in August, another incident occurred, with an individual placing a skimmer on an ATM at Berkshire Bank in Borough Park.

4915 16th Ave (Screenshot via Google Maps)

On August 1, at approximately 7:30 pm, a man entered the bank at 4917 16th Avenue and placed a credit card skimmer on an ATM in the lobby before fleeing eastbound on 51st Street, towards 17th Ave, said police.

The individual can be seen in surveillance photos below, first installing the skimmer and then exiting the bank:

(Photo via DCPI) 
(Photo via DCPI)

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

The NYPD has resources available to learn more about how to protect yourself from credit card skimmers, whether at the gas pump or at the ATM.

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