KPD searching for ATM skimmers

Written on 06/28/2024

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On June 10, 2024, officers from the Kokomo Police Department responded to Walmart at 1920 E. Markland in reference to a credit card skimming device being located on a card reader inside the store. Walmart loss prevention employees advised their investigation revealed when the device was deployed.

After examining the stores security surveillance video, the employees found that two white males dressed in dark clothing came to the store on June 5, 2024, at 5:39 p.m. The two are observed purchasing fruits and vegetables causing the cashier to have to look away while checking a pricing guide. As this was occurring one of the suspects obscures the cashiers view of the card reader while the other removes the device from his pants and places it on the card reader. The two then exit the store and are observed walking south in the parking lot out of the view of the camera.

At this time, KPD is asking for the community’s help in identifying the suspects in the attached photos.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone witnessing the incident or having additional information is asked to contact Brent Wines at 765-456-7342. You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip. You can always report tips anonymously by downloading the “Kokomo PD” mobile app from the IOS or Google Play stores. You can also text a tip to the Kokomo Police Department by texting TIPKPD, then a space, and then your tip, and send it to 847411.

Remember all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.