Pinellas deputies warning customers about gas station skimmers; searching for suspect

Surveillance video released by deputies
Posted at 5:40 AM, Apr 21, 2017

Investigators in Pinellas county want you to be on the lookout for a scammer!

They have surveillance video and pictures of the man they believe is installing skimmers on pumps at local gas stations.

All of this happened during the week of April 19th. Investigators say he would force open the pumps and install the skimmer.

The vehicle he was in, a black Cadillac SUV, was also caught on camera.

The man was seen wearing a white hat and ripped jeans. 




Deputies told ABC Action News that he's hit two area stations. One on Seminole Blvd and another Speed Way station along US 19 Alternate in Palm Harbor.

Investigators are warning customers to check their bank statements and make sure their account has not  been hit.

And always check the pump before you pay to ensure it hasn't been tampered with.