Englewood Police need help identifying skimming suspect

Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 2:34 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 9:44 AM

Englewood Police need help identifying skimming suspect

UPDATE @ 9:40 a.m. (Aug 22)

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The Englewood Police Department has released two photos of a skimming suspect who is connected to the discovery of a credit card skimmer found at a Sunoco gas station on Main Street. 

Investigators are looking to identify the driver of the pictured pick-up truck. 

It is described as a silver Ford F150 with a dark colored cap. There is a yellow sticker on the rear window, and an inoperable right brake light. The suspect is described as a white male with long blonde hair.

If anyone has information on this vehicle, your are asked to contact Detective Meade at 937-771-2890. 

UPDATE @ 3:29 p.m.

Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith said the skimmer was found during a routine inspection of gas pumps today. He said about 20 counties in Ohio have found credit card skimming devices this year.

In 2013, the first skimmer ever found in Ohio was in Montgomery County.

Englewood gas pump skimmer found Aug. 10, 2017. Contributed photo

Keith said criminals use a universal key to unlock gas pumps. The skimmer can be installed in less than a minute.

Keith said he urges gas station owners to upgrade their locks.

It’s unknown how long this particular skimmer was active at the Englewood Sunoco. 

Keith also reminds consumers to never use a debit card at a gas station pump.

FIRST REPORT

A gas pump skimmer, used to steal credit card information, was found at an Englewood gas station.

Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith is out at the Sunoco located at 1070 S. Main St., Englewood.

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Gas pump inspectors are at the gas station now.

We have a reporter on the way and will update this report.