Date: Sept 20, 2017
Reported Date: September 19, 2017 Incident: Credit / Debit Card Abuse
pm, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Pasadena Police received a call from the
manager of the Seller’s Brothers/Valero Convenience Store located at 10990 Red
Bluff Rd at Bay Area Boulevard in Pasadena. During her daily inspection on,
Sunday, September 17, the store manager noticed that the key pad on one of the
gas pumps appeared to have been damaged and put in a work order to have it repaired.
repair technician arrived Tuesday, he realized that the key pad had been pried
open and a “skimming” device had been installed inside the gas pump. After
checking the other pumps, he discovered a total of seven devices had been
installed inside the gas pumps. The manager is not sure how long these devices
had been inside the gas pumps before being discovered.
skimming devices were found in pumps number 1 and 11-16. Skimming devices are installed for the
purpose of capturing credit and debit card information, including PIN
numbers. This financial information is
then typically used to make unauthorized purchases.
that have frequented this location recently and used and paid at the gas pumps
identified above are encouraged to contact their financial institution and
cancel their debit/credit card as well as monitor their account for any
Anyone with information
regarding the identity of the suspect(s) is encouraged to contact the Pasadena
Police Department (713-477-1221) or Crime Stoppers at
713-222-TIPS (8477). Callers who wish to remain anonymous should contact Crime
Stoppers. Information provided by the caller to Crime Stoppers leading to the
arrest of the suspect(s) is eligible for a cash reward up to $5000.