Police Advisory - January 19, 2024

Nutley Police Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo are alerting residents that police have recovered a skimming device located on one of our township ATM machines. 

Bank personnel at the Franklin Ave. Capital One were notified by a customer of a suspicious attachment to the ATM machine. 

When police arrived they took possession of the device.

Police Chief Strumolo said that this is a common occurrence throughout the state where tech savvy thieves affix a card reader to ATM machines to capture customer data. We are working with bank security and secret service to identify victims as well attempt to identify the person who placed the device on the machine. Please check with your institution to ensure your account was not compromised, if you find unauthorized charges or withdrawals please contact your bank and report to police.

Director Petracco said we may have recovered this device before thieves obtained personal information, police notified all financial institutions within the township and checked for skimmers. 

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