CONCORD — Concord Police are investigating after credit card skimmers were discovered at two local stores. The first device was found on October 19, 2023, at Walmart, 344 Loudon Road, and the second on October 27 at Market Basket, 80 Storrs Street.
The investigation revealed that both skimmers were installed by the same two individuals on October 17. These incidents are part of a broader pattern being investigated across New England.
The skimmers capture sensitive credit and debit card information and relay it to a third party. A distinctive feature of these skimmers is that they render the card chip reader slot inoperable, appearing jammed, and prompting customers to swipe their cards, thereby capturing their data.
The Concord Police Department has released surveillance video screenshots of the two suspects. Detective Stephen Hemming of the Criminal Investigations Division is leading the investigation.
The public is urged to contact Detective Hemming at [email protected] or 603-225-8600 (X4854) with any information or if they believe their card information was compromised.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the Concord Regional Crimeline at (603) 226-3100 or online at www.concordregionalcrimeline.com, where cash rewards are offered for information leading to arrests and indictments. All tips remain anonymous.