Police are asking for help in identifying skimmer thief in Houston County

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A skimming device was found on a gas pump in Houston County.

According to Houston County Sheriff’s Office, a skimming device was reported to authorities at the Marathon gas station located at 8390 South US Highway 231.

Skimmers are malicious card readers illegally attached to the real payment terminals on gas pumps so your credit card information can be stolen when you swipe your credit card at the pump. 

During the investigation, a suspect vehicle was observed downloading information from pump number six.

The suspect vehicle was identified as a 2009-2010 Ford Expedition, white with a black rear bumper. Suspects are believed to be Hispanic male and female, police say.

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