Another skimming device designed to steal bank card information has been found attached to an automatic teller machine in Rockland County.
Stony Point police said a banking customer noticed that something did not seem right with the card reader on the ATM at the Chase bank branch at 22 S. Liberty Drive in the Patriot Square Shopping Center on Saturday. Lt. Keith Williams said town officers then found a scanning mechanism that was placed over the actual ATM card reader on the machine.
Williams said the device was capable of storing information from bank cards used at the machine. Chase bank security was notified and Williams said investigators do not believe any banking information obtained by the device was accessed by the thieves who put the device in place.
As a precaution, Williams said Chase is contacting anyone who used the ATM from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday and the bank was taking action to secure customer accounts.
The Stony Point Police Department is asking anyone with information or anyone who may have observed anyone suspicious in the area of the Chase Bank ATM on Saturday to contact them at 845-786-2744.
Police in Clarkstown and Ramapo are also investigating a rash of similar incidents at several bank branches along Route 59. In addition to finding devices that illicitly scan bank cards for data, police have also found hidden pin-hole cameras attached to ATM machines.