Vancouver transit police release photo of suspect in card skimming scam

Aug 27 2018, 7:20 pm

Metro Vancouver transit police have released photos of a suspect who is believed to be connected to credit card skimming on the Canada Line in July.

On July 11, 2018, Transit Police announced that an investigation had been opened after debit and credit card skimmers were located at two separate Canada Line stations.

According to a statement from Transit Police, two skimmers were found in CVMs at the Vancouver International Airport and one skimmer was found in a CVM at Vancouver City Centre Station.

The investigation included an extensive review of Canada Line CCTV video and authorities were able to isolate several images of a male suspect.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 30 to 40 years of age, 6’1″ to 6’2″ tall, thin build, medium brown hair, longer on the top and shortly shaved on the sides, clean shaven, wearing slim fitting pants, pointed dress shoes, navy blue blazer and carrying a man’s courier bag.

Further forensic analysis found that the skimmers were comprised of a camera portion, which filmed people entering their PIN numbers, and a reader portion, which collected data from the cards.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Metro Vancouver Transit Police tip-line at 604-516-7419 or text them using code 87-77-77 (ref. file# 2018-12355).

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