Police: ATM skimming device found in Leesburg

WASHINGTON — A skimming device was found last month at an ATM in Leesburg, Virginia, police say.

The device was placed on a Bank of America ATM at 554 Fort Evans Road NE in Leesburg on Oct. 18. Security cameras show someone installing the device at around 7:10 a.m., and it was detected by Leesburg police about four hours later.

Police say the ATM skimmer suspect wore a Nike zip-up sweatshirt and had a Polo logo on a jacket.

Devices like this are placed over the card slots in ATMs, and they can be difficult to detect. The ATM will appear normal, but the electronic device installed will read account and PIN numbers as customers withdraw money.

Leesburg police says if you notice anything different about the machine, such as a loose keypad or card slot, alert your bank immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call police at 703-771-4541 or the anonymous tip line at 703-443-8477 (TIPS).

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