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Skimming device found at Howard grocery store, suspects being sought

Surveillance images of two suspects believed to be involved in a card skimming incident at Woodman's store in Howard, November 19, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Brown County Sheriff's Office)

HOWARD (WLUK) -- Authorities in Brown County are searching for two suspects who they say attached a skimming device on a payment card reader at a grocery store.

The incident happened at Woodman's Food Market on Duck Creek Parkway in Howard on Nov. 19 after 9:00 p.m.

Deputies say surveillance video shows a man and a woman went to a self-checkout with a few items. While the woman attempted to block surveillance cameras with a package of toilet paper, the man removes the card reader cover and places it into his jacket pocket, deputies say. The man then replaces the card reader cover with the skimming device.

A Woodman's employee discovered the skimming device and turned it over to authorities.

It is not known if the suspects were able to obtain any card information from customers.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Brown county Sheriff's Office at (920) 448-4230. To remain anonymous and to be eligible for a reward, you can call Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-7867 or text GBTIP and your tip to 274637 (crimes).


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