People who use Long Island Rail Road vending machines, be careful—and check your bank/credit card statements! The MTA Police found some suspicious tiny cameras hidden over some vending machines.
The MTA says, "The investigation has found tiny, hidden cameras attached to a total of seven machines at four LIRR stations: Bayside and Great Neck on the Port Washington Branch, Merillon Avenue on the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch, and Greenvale on the Oyster Bay Branch. MTA PD detectives and LIRR personnel are checking TVMs at all LIRR stations."
The agency adds that MTA Police Chief Michael Coan said the cameras were "found on the underside of a black metal strip that was placed across the top of the ticket machine with an adhesive. He said that strip blended perfectly and looked like it was part of the machine."
Anyone who may have witnessed an individual or individuals acting suspicious or tampering with TVMs, please contact the MTA Police Department at 718-361-2247. And check your bank and credit card statements for unusual activity!
One rider told WCBS 2, "It takes a certain kind of person to come up with something like that. You really can’t stop everything, but it’s a shame that people like that exist."