The two suspects who planted a card skimmer onto the ATM outside the Ridgewood
Savings Bank at 65-02 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale.
Cops seek two in Glendale card-skimming scheme
GLENDALE — Detectives need the
public’s help in finding two men who
they say planted a card skimmer onto
a Glendale bank’s cash machine on two
separate occasions last August.
Workers at the Ridgewood Savings
Bank — located at 65-01 Myrtle Ave. —
discovered the devices and reported
them to the 104th Precinct. At this
point, police sources said no accounts
have been reported as compromised as
a result of the incidents.
Law enforcement sources said that
the two male suspects planted the first
skimming device at the location at 8:20
a.m. on Aug. 18, 2018. They then returned
to the same ATM at 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 30
and installed the second skimmer.
Card skimmers are typically
installed over the slots where customers
insert their credit or debit cards into
an ATM and are used to record the
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personal information contained on the
cards’ magnetic strips.
Thieves use the information
retrieved from skimmers to make
illegal withdrawals from a victim’s
bank account, or to fraudulently open
credit card accounts in a victim’s name.
On Feb. 7, the NYPD released
security camera photos of the suspects
taken at the ATM.
The NYPD advises all to avoid
using any ATM that may appear
to be broken or malfunctioning, or
may have a loose card-reader slot, as
it could be a sign that the machine
has been compromised. Those who
believe they have used a compromised
ATM should monitor their bank and
credit card statements and report any
— Robert Pozarycki
Burglar hits four stores in Whitestone: NYPD
WHITESTONE — Police were
searching for a thief wanted in
connection with a string of burglaries
at four commercial businesses in
Whitestone last week.
According to law enforcement
sources, the male suspect broke into each
store along 154th Street through the rear
door on Friday, Feb. 1 at approximately
2:20 a.m., stealing thousands of dollars in
cash from the register.
The suspect entered Lotto & Smoke
Corner — located at 22-18 154th St. —
where he stole $4,000 in cash, police
said. He then broke into Whitestone
Veterinary Care — located at 22-
22 154th St. — and removed $220
from the office, according to law
After breaking into those
businesses, authorities said the bandit
entered two more stores to steal
additional cash: the Ruby Everyday
Nail Salon — located at 22-18 154th St.
— where he grabbed $2,000; and the
Green Garden Chinese Restaurant —
located at 22-20 154th St. — where he
All of the incidents were reported to
the 109th Precinct.
— Carlotta Mohamed
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