Long Island Rail Road customers who have used vending machines at certain Nassau and Queens stations to purchase tickets are being urged to check their banking statements after authorities discovered hidden cameras attached to the machines.
MTA police discovered tiny hidden cameras attached to a total of seven machines at four LIRR stations: Bayside and Great Neck on the Port Washington branch, Merillon Avenue on the Huntington/Port Jefferson branch and Greenvale on the Oyster Bay branch.
In each case, the tiny camera was found on the underside of a black metal strip that was placed across the top of the ticket machine with an adhesive, police say. The strip blended in with the machine.
MTA police and LIRR personnel are checking ticket vending machines at all LIRR stations. Anyone who may have witnesses suspicious activity is asked to call MTA police at 718-361-2247.