East Bay News
Credit card skimming devices found at two gas stations
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Credit card skimming devices were found at two Walnut Creek gas stations this week, and police are warning residents to be on the alert for suspicious subjects tampering with pumps
The first card skimming device was reported on Tuesday at the Chevron station at Ygnacio Valley Road and North Main Street by an alert clerk, police said.
Police seized the device, which they believe had been installed only hours before.
On Wednesday, a second device was found attached to a pump at the Valero gas station at Ygnacio Valley Road and North Broadway. Police believe it had been installed in the previous 24 to 36 hours.
Both devices were of the same design and construction, and were installed inside the pump with no external indications they were attached, police said.
Investigators are examining surveillance video from both stations.
Patrons of these stations that saw anyone tampering with the pumps, or citizens who see any suspicious activity at any gas station, should contact police at (925) 943-5844.
Patrons of these stations should also monitor their credit reports for any unauthorized credit activity.
All gas stations in the area have been contacted and asked to check their pumps on a regular basis.
walnut creek, crime, credit cards, east bay news
- 5-alarm fire burning at building near China Basin 1 min ago
- San Jose police officer facing sexual assault charges
- Feinstein: CIA improperly searched computer network
- Officials investigating acid spill at Tesoro refinery
- Family mourns young woman killed by tree
- High speed chase ends in crash in Richmond
- Major BART delays due to Balboa Park station incident 36 min ago
- Pedestrian hit by car in downtown San Francisco crosswalk
- Lanes reopen on NB I-880 after Major-injury crash
- Report: CVS could face $29M fine for painkillers
- Portland family calls 911 about angry cat
- Pharmacist prescribes anti-monster spray for child
- abcnews: 'The Bachelor' Finale Full Recap
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Tuesday
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos