Brick police are asking for the public help in identifying the suspects who placed a “skimming” device on an ATM machine at a township bank last weekend.
The photos of the suspects are attached to this story.
In the daytime photo, the man, who may be wearing a disguise, placed the skimming device on the machine. In the nighttime photo the second man returned to the bank to remove the skimming device.
According to police, employees at OceanFirst Bank at 724 Brick Boulevard called the department after finding the device, which is used to record debit card numbers.
The investigation has revealed that between 2 p.m. at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, a suspect placed a skimming device on the ATM at the bank location. This device is placed directly over the card reader of the machine, and in most cases matches the machine exactly, making it very hard to notice, said Sgt. Henry Drew.
Once on the machine, the device records the card numbers that are used in the ATM. That information is then used to make fraudulent withdrawals from the customer’s accounts.
Many of the transactions that have occurred have been based in the New York City area, Drew said.
Detectives are continuing their investigation and are working with the local businesses to review surveillance footage from area, said Capt. Ron Dougard.
Anyone with information or who can help identify the men in the photographs is asked to contact Detective Robert Shepherd in the Detective Bureau at 732 262-1120.