Deputies search for vehicle of interest in Avon Park gas pump skimmer case

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Detectives in Highlands County identified a vehicle of interest involved in the placement and attempted placement of gas pump skimmers across Avon Park.

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance images of the vehicle of interest, described as a blue Dodge truck with a large dent behind the cab of the passenger side. The vehicle also has sticks on the back window, one on the left and one on the lower right hand corner.

The agency said they checked every gas pump in the county and located one skimmer at the Citgo, located at on U.S. Highway 27 and West Allamanda Drive. On Monday, detectives said there was at least one other suspected skimmer located in Avon Park.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Du’Wayne Kelly at (863) 402-7250 or send an email to Anonymous tips can be submitted to Heartland Crime stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 or