DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for two men accused of installing credit card skimmers at a Davie gas station.
Davie Police said credit card skimming devices were found late Wednesday night at the Mobil gas station, located at 11400 State Road 84.
Police said a black SUV was seen pulling up to a pump, which blocked the clerk’s view. The driver went inside the gas station to buy a drink.
A second large SUV then pulled up on the other side of the pump, and police believe that driver was the one who installed the skimmers. Police said the first man served as a lookout.
“We did see two vehicles pull up here sometime last night, for about four minutes, access the interior of the device [and] place the skimmers in there,” said Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone.
Leone also added that the Mobil where this happened is very diligent when checking for skimmers.
“They check them three times a day,” said Leone. “Good thing these were caught relatively quickly.”
Customers who feel unsafe using their credit cards are advised to pay for gas with other methods. “If you’re uncomfortable using your credit card, if you pay with cash, there’s no way they can steal that,” Leone.
This incident has those who do not usually check before swiping their card on high alert.
“There’s a lot of crime going on. You gotta watch out nowadays, that’s all I can say,” said Mobil customer Edmond Prince.
If you have any information on these men’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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