Newark – The Newark Police Department is currently investigating a credit card skimming incident at THE BP gas station located at 121 South Main Street.
Officials said the incident was reported on November 3, 2023, after station management discovered skimmers attached to two of the gas pumps. Detectives are working to detemine how long these skimmers were in place.
This incident marks the second time skimmers have been found at this gas station. Previously in March 2023, similar skimming devices were discovered on two pumps. Following an investigation that included video surveillance analysis, DNA processing, and other investigative methods, an arrest warrant was issued in May for Alex Delgado, a 21-year-old resident of Kissimmee, Florida. Delgado is charged with two counts of using a scanning device, a felony. However, his current whereabouts are unknown, and no photograph is available for public release.
The Newark Police is asking anyone who used a payment card at the exterior pumps of this station to closely monitor their card statements for any signs of fraudulent activity. In the event of a compromised card, individuals are advised to contact their bank immediately. Further information about card skimming and protective measures can be found on the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
The Newark Police Department is seeking information regarding this recent incident and the whereabouts of Alex Delgado. Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact Sgt. J. Skinner at (302) 366-7100 ext. 3135 or via email at [email protected]. Additional avenues for providing information, including potential reward details, are available on the Newark Police Department’s tips page.