Two suspects were arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly installing an electronic skimming device on an ATM machine at an HSBC bank in Lynbrook.
An investigation by the Lynbrook Police Department and Nassau County Police's Crimes Against Property Squad and Fourth Squad led to the arrests of Dan Florian Rus, 40, and Dorel Nicolae Sabo, 36, in Valley Stream on Oct. 7. The suspects, whose addresses are not known, were apprehended around 1:20 p.m.
According to detectives, Rus and Sabo were observed installing the skimmer on an ATM machine at the HSBC Bank branch located at 15 Atlantic Ave. in Lynbrook. (These small devices scan and steal important data from an ATM card's magnetic strip, which thieves can then transfer onto another card. This allows them to withdraw money from the user's account with a pin number, which some obtain by installing a tiny camera onto the machine as well.)
Rus and Sabo are being charged with Criminal Possession of Forgery Devices and they will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Monday.