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Double trouble: Look-alike thieves scamming debit users across Brooklyn • Brooklyn Paper

Double trouble: Look-alike thieves scamming debit users across Brooklyn

Twins: Two scammers sporting beards, spectacles, and Yankees caps have stolen money from at least 20 Brooklyn and Queens residents by swiping their debit card information, cops say.
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They’re each the evil twin!

Cops are looking for a pair of look-alike larcenists who stole debit card information and cash from at least 20 people in Brooklyn and Queens between April and June.

The two — who appear in police photos wearing matching glasses and Yankees hats and sporting beards — doctored bank cash machines with “skimming devices” that copy debit card details, police said. Then they put the stolen personal information on blank cards and went out spending other people’s money, police allege.

The con men hit banks in Marine Park, Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Crown Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant — and at least three in Queens — between April 16 and June 15, police said. Officials did not release the exact locations.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Double take: See, they look like twinsies!
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