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Point-of-Sale Credit Card Skimming in Germantown, WI
DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: December 30th, 2023 13:45
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: Sendik's N112 W15800 Mequon Rd
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
On December 30th, 2023, the Germantown Police Department responded to Sendik’s after they reported a point-of-sale credit card skimming device was found on one of their self-checkout terminals. Based on the available information, it’s likely that the device had been in place for nearly two days. We're not aware of other devices within our community. Based on my experience, subjects are known to place other devices in several locations over a few days. Typically following the interstate system, hence the statewide notice.
The two unknown individuals in the attached images worked together; one (dark grey jacket and glasses) created the diversion, and the other (blue jacket and black hat) placed the device while making a purchase. Additionally, Sendik's has audio with their surveillance, and the diversion suspect can be heard speaking quietly, with what I believe to be an Eastern European or Russian-like accent. Let me know if you have a potentially related case or can assist with the ID.
Case Number: 23-23024
Agency Contact Information
AGENCY NAME: Village of Germantown Police
OFFICER ISSUING ALERT: Detective Brian Ball
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 262-23-4830