Police find three gas skimmers at two different gas stations in Bradenton

Gas Skimmers

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Police have found three gas skimmers at two different gas stations in Bradenton after conducting an operation Tuesday with the sheriff’s office and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The first skimmer was found at the Marathon gas station on 1832 Manatee Avenue East and the other two skimmers were found at the BP gas station on 2790 Manatee Avenue East.

Police say that detectives are actively investigating these devices to determine where they came from.

Bradenton Police Department is reminding you of credit card safety tips to use while at gas pumps. Make sure the seal on the gas pump isn’t broken. Wiggle the ATM card reader to see if it’s loose because if it is the card reader has been tampered with. If you still feel suspicious about paying at the pump just choose to pay inside.

Anyone who has used their credit and/or debit cards at either of these locations should monitor their accounts accordingly for any suspicious activity.

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