Grimaldi's in DUMBO, which attracts hordes of tourists and New Yorkers hankering for its thin crust pizza, is cash only, so it has an ATM in the restaurant for customers. Unfortunately, the NYPD says someone put a skimmer on the ATM to potentially steal banking information.
On June 8th, a female customer noticed a skimming device on the pizzeria's ATM and notified the NYPD. Officers responded and removed the device.
While no funds were reported stolen, police are still looking for the person who may have put the device on the ATM. The authorities shared an image of a man (pictured, right) wanted for questioning; he's described as approximately 35-45 years old and last seen wearing a blue shirt.
The NYPD put together this PowerPoint about ATM skimming (PDF), which is interesting because there are many kinds of skimmers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.