Tuscaloosa police investigate gas station credit card skimmers

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) —Tuscaloosa police are looking for thieves who steal drivers’ personal information using credit card skimmers at gas pumps.

TPD Captain Kip Hart said three skimmers were found at three different gas station pumps along I-20-59 in Tuscaloosa County. The skimmers were quickly removed.

“We don’t know how long they’ve been there,” Hart said. “The reason we issued the statement was to warn people who may have stopped at gas stations on the highway over the past few months to go back and check their bank statements to make sure make sure nothing has been compromised.”

Leann McDaniel is a cashier at the Brookwood Shell gas station. She says she and her colleagues have been on the lookout for suspicious activity after hearing about the skimmer thefts. McDaniel hopes the perpetrators are caught.

“They are going to get caught and they will have to suffer the consequences. It’s just ridiculous and low,” McDaniel said. “How can you take someone’s money that he has to work hard for his family? It’s sad.”

Tuscaloosa Police are asking the public to be careful and report suspicious activity at gas pumps.

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