Two Arrested Installing Skimmers

Sarasota, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Sarasota County deputies have arrested two Miami men for installing skimming devices at three area gas stations.

Deputies got an early morning call from a citizen about a suspicious car parked at a closed Sunoco gas station in the 4100 block of Bee Ridge Road.  Deputies were able to stop the car as it was leaving.

Michel Verona-Saavedra, arrested in Sarasota, Fla., for installing skimming devices of gas pumps.Deputies got permission to search the car from the driver, 18 year-old Michel Varona-Saavedra.  During that search, deputies recovered two skimming devices, cordless drills and a set of keys that allows access to gas pumps.

Yoandy Perez Del-Prado, arrested in Sarasota, Fla., for installing skimmers at gas stations.Deputies also talked with the passenger, 34 year-old Yoandy Perez Del Prado. Deputies found Perez Del Prado in possession of counterfeit credit cards.

Investigators say they found two skimming devices installed at that Sunoco station, another at the Citgo station on Bee Ridge Road and yet another skimmer at the 7-11 on South Tamiami Trail.

Photo courtesy Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

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