Another skimming device found inside gas pump; Customers should check statements

SARASOTA, Fla. – February 11, 2016  – 10 a.m.

This morning a skimming device was located at Exxon, 1841 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, inside a gas pump.  Sarasota Police Officers were called by store employees after a routine check of the pumps showed the red anti-tampering tape was missing.  It’s unknown how long the device was on the inside of the pump.

Sarasota Police Officers are encouraging citizens when using any gas pump to check for the red anti-tampering tape.  If the tape is missing or damaged, notify store employees immediately.

Customers who have purchased gas at this Exxon gas station recently should pay attention to bank statements and look for any unknown transactions, regardless of how small they might be and follow up with the bank if something seems suspicious.

Anyone with information on this case, please call the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigation Divisionat 941-316-1199 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com