3 men arrested for alleged gas pump skimmer scheme

3 men arrested for alleged gas pump skimmer scheme

KENNER, LA (WVUE) - Kenner police arrested three Florida men after discovering a skimming device on two gas pumps at a convenience store.

On Friday, officers responded to the Discount Zone, located at 4045 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, to investigate a complaint of credit card skimmers being placed on two gas pumps.

Three suspects allegedly took part in placing two credit card skimming devices within two gas pumps at the location, which the manager removed.

One suspect had entered the store to create a distraction, the second blocked the view of the gas pump, while the third connected the credit card skimming devices inside the gas pumps, police said.

The store clerk was able to provide information which led to officers locating a suspect vehicle on Monday in the 1000 block of Airline Dr.

Officers arrested Alfredo Gouirrie-Blanco, 45, Sandy Alvarez, 34, and Yunior Rodriguez, 35.  All three said they reside in Miami, FL and have been charged with violating the anti-skimming act.

Investigators said Blanco was found to be in possession of a key that opened gas pumps.

Blanco, Alvarez, and Rodriguez remain in custody, no bond has been set.

Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone with information concerning these three suspects to call Kenner Police Detective Brad Ricke at (504) 712-2214, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.