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Sarasota police find two skimmers at gas station

Posted at 2:05 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 18:48:58-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Sarasota Police Department found two skimmer devices at a Citgo gas station on Wednesday.

Officers say the skimmers were found at the station at 3580 Fruitville Road. They were on pumps number one and three.

The devices have been collected as evidence.

Members of the departments Street Crimes Unit partnered with the Department of Agriculture to do a proactive check of all 17 stations in the city.

They offer these tips:

  • Choose a fuel pump that is close to the entrance of the store.
  • Use a credit card for the transaction, not a debit card
  • Pay inside and use cash

The department is encouraging anyone who may have recently purchased gas at the station to pay close attention to their bank accounts, regardless of how small transactions may be.