Bank customer finds skimming device at ATM machine

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Delaware State Police are investigating an incident in which a credit card skimming device was located on an automated teller machine at a Bear area bank this past weekend.

BEAR: Police say their investigation began on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at approximately 2:05 p.m., after troopers were called to respond to an area bank located in the 1100 block of Pulaski Highway, Bear, after a male customer located an illegal credit card reader, also known as a “skimmer”, and a small camera attached to the drive through automated teller machine. The customer removed the skimming device from the machine before calling 9-1-1 and turning it over to responding troopers.

According to police spokesman, Jefferey R. Hale, through further investigation, which included reviewing video surveillance footage, troopers were able to identify a possible suspect in the incident (pictured) and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying him.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or knows the identity of the pictured suspect, they are asked to contact Detective Gregory Rash at Troop 2 at 302-365-8468. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”


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