Akron Police are investigating a possible break in to one of the gas pumps at the Mobil station in Pixley’s Plaza. At this point, they don’t know yet. It is suspected that someone could have tried to install credit card skimmer in the pump. It is being investigated as I write this, and I will try and get an update as soon as it is available.
UPDATE 2:08PM :
Just got a call from Akron Police Chief Lauricella with the following information.
A credit card skimmer HAS been located installed in a gas pump in Pixleys Plaza. Akron Police, New York State Police, Secret Service and NYS Department of Weights and Measures are advising residents to check the activity on any credit cards they may have used for gas IN THIS AREA. There may be MORE skimmers at other gas stations. If you see odd activity on your cards account, please contact your bank ASAP to get a stop on your cards. All law enforcement agencies involved are actively working the situation. It seems that someone broke into the pump and installed the device overnight. This is an active investigation, and The Newsteader will be updating as we get news.
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