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Two crooks installed ATM skimming device inside a Maspeth McDonald’s restaurant

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

These two men were trying to steal some identities in a flash when they installed an ATM skimming device at a popular fast food chain in Maspeth last week.

According to police, the two suspects entered the McDonald’s restaurant located at 59-60 55th Rd. just off the Long Island Expressway service road, between the hours of 9:10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, where they installed a skimming device along with a false panel with an attached camera to an ATM inside the location, then fled.

Reportedly, a user discovered the skimmer on the machine and notified management, which then contacted the 104th Precinct.

Law enforcement agents have described the first individual as a white male, approximately 20-30 years old, who was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black short sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and black sneakers.

The second individual has been described as a white male, approximately 20-30 years of age, last seen wearing a gray sweat jacket, black short sleeved shirt, dark colored shorts, Nike sneakers, and light colored baseball hat.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls and messages will be confidential.

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