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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Monday April 10th, 2017 :: 03:09 p.m. PDT


Skimming device located on an automated teller machine (ATM)

DATE/TIME: April 9, 2017 / 11:13 a.m.

INCIDENT: Unauthorized Access/Tampering of Automated Teller Machine

LOCATION: 12500 block of Hesperia Road

On April 9, 2017, Deputy R. Ripley, from the Victorville Police Department, was dispatched to a bank in the 12500 block of Hesperia Road, for a reported skimming device on an automated teller machine (ATM.)

Deputy Ripley met with the caller who stated he was going to use the ATM at the location when he noticed something looked strange about the device. He pulled on the cover of the card reader portion of the machine and the outer cover came off. He discovered a skimming device had been attached to the inside of the cover. The bank manager and security officials were made aware of the device.

The Victorville Police Department would like to warn the public of the potential of skimming mechanisms being placed on ATM’s, gas pumps, etc., that could lead to your bank or credit card information being stolen and used without your knowledge. You are always cautioned to check the area where you insert your card. If you feel there is a problem with the machine, please report it to the owner of the machine or call the non-emergency Sheriff’s Dispatch number, (760) 956-5001, to report it.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171704252

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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