Credit Card Skimmer at Newark Gas Station; Suspect Wanted for Similar March Incident

On November 3, 2023, Newark Police responded to the BP gas station at 121 South Main Street after receiving a call from station management.  Management reported that while inspecting the gas pumps, they located credit card skimmers on two of the pumps.  The timeframe in which the skimmers were placed on the pumps is still under investigation.

This is the second incident related to skimmers at this location.  In March, 2023, skimmers were also located on two gas pumps at this station.  Following an investigation involving video review, DNA processing and other investigative means, an arrest warrant was issued in May for Alex Delgado, 21, of Kissimmee, FL.  The warrant charges Delgado with two counts of use of a scanning device, a felony.  Delgado’s current location is unknown.  No photo of Delgado is available for release.

Anyone who may have used a payment card at the exterior gas pumps at this location should monitor their card statement for fraudulent activity.  If your card was compromised, you should contact your bank immediately.  Additional information about card skimming is available from the Federal Trade Commission here.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the location of Alex Delgado, is asked to contact Sgt. J. Skinner at (302) 366-7100 x. 3135 or jskinner@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.