Thieves Use Skimmer Devices in Manhattan to Access Bank Accounts: NYPD

Four men used skimmer devices at multiple Manhattan supermarkets to steal the pin numbers and credit card information of at least 49 customers, police said Thursday.

The skimmer devices were installed on card readers at the checkout counter of the stores, authorities said.

The suspects were able to access the credit or debit card numbers of the victims as well as the corresponding pin numbers, police said.

They then used the information to remove money form the victims' bank accounts at ATMs in Manhattan and Queens.

The thefts occurred citywide from Feb. 27 to March 29, investigators said.

No arrests have been made in the thefts, police said. 

Police ask anyone with information about the suspects to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).    

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