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    Release Number: 18-742

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 24, 2018
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    Three Arrested In Gas Station Skimmer Case

    More charges could follow, as detectives work to determine if the three suspects are linked to other skimmer cases in and outside of the area.
    • Saturday
    • October 20, 2018
    • Time: 3:21 AM
    • 13202 Summerfield Boulevard
    • Riverview, Florida

    Arrested:

    Yunior Torres-Herrera
    Hispanic Male
    DOB:
    01/20/1985


    Alain Garcia Blanco
    Hispanic Male
    DOB:
    09/03/1986


    David Fernandez
    Hispanic Male
    DOB:
    08/03/1998

     

    Surveillance Video:

    Details:

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested three men on Saturday linked to a gas station skimmer investigation in Riverview.

    Since October 4, there have been multiple skimmers discovered at gas pumps at a station located at 13202 Summerfield Boulevard in Riverview. Around 3:20 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, surveillance cameras recorded a white Ford F250 arriving at the same gas station. A passenger walked over to a pump as the driver pulled up next to the pump to block view of the suspect from the street.

    The suspect attempted to open multiple pumps, which caused damage to the equipment.
     

    The pickup truck was stopped by a deputy after leaving the gas station. Detectives conducted a search of the vehicle, locating a skimming device component (modified USB with a wire harness), a gas station pump key, a crow bar and a long flathead screw driver. The three occupants, Yunior Torres-Herrera, 33, Alain Garcia Blanco, 32, and David Fernandez, 20, were all arrested and charged with one count of Possession of a Skimming Device and three counts of Possession of Burglary Tools.

    More charges could follow, as detectives work to determine if the three suspects are linked to other skimmer cases in and outside of the area.

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