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Skimming devices found on pumps at Merrick gas station, police say

Nassau County police are seeking the public's help

Nassau County police are seeking the public's help in finding who installed skimming devices on three pumps at a gas station in Merrick on May 28, 2015, in an apparent attempt to steal financial information. Photo Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police are seeking the public's help in finding who installed skimming devices on three pumps at a gas station in Merrick in an apparent attempt to steal financial information.

Police said Friday that the owner of the Gulf Station at 2030 Sunrise Hwy. had problems Thursday with a pump that was not accepting credit cards.

He called a technician, who found a skimming device on that pump, and found two more skimming devices when he checked other pumps, police said.

"At this time no personal accounts have been compromised," police said in a statement. They asked anyone with information on the skimmers to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477.)

The Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association told Newsday last year that it had alerted all its members to be alert for such fraud attempts.

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