Skimming device found at Lawncrest store

The device was discovered on an ATM at the 7–Eleven convenience store located at 5800 Rising Sun Ave.

Surveillance photo

Philadelphia Police Department’s Major Crimes/Special Investigation Unit said it recovered a skimming device attached to an ATM inside a 7-Eleven convenience store located at 5800 Rising Sun Ave.

Surveillance video captured footage of the suspect placing the device on the machine Friday, Sept. 29, at approximately 6 a.m.

The Major Crimes Unit responded to the reports and recovered the devices after a patron using the machine noticed and alerted the store manager.

Police described the recovered devices as consisting of “a green globe-shaped card reader and PIN recording camera attached to a frame around the cash slot.” These devices are able to be fitted over ATM card and cash slots and allow for debit/credit card account information and PIN numbers to be intercepted.

The suspect was described as a white male between 5 feet 8 and 6 feet tall, with a thin build and black hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket, light colored blue jeans, and white Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Crimes Unit by calling 215–686–3396/3397. All tips will be confidential. ••