Their crimes are dastardly, but they dress so flawlessly. This is the paradox of the Hipster 4. Who is this group of fashionable thieves? In a surveillance video released by the NYPD, three men and one woman can be seen going for a casual stroll, laughing and smiling and chit chatting. But never judge a hipster by its cover. All four are suspected of installing a skimmer, which is used to steal debit card information, on an ATM at an Upper East Side deli (Blue Moon Deli on First Avenue). A skimmer is a device which is attached to the mouth of an ATM and secretly records credit and debit card information when a bank customer slips their card into the machine. High Tech. High Street style.
So remember, if you are about to go on a crime spree, Balaklavas are out, glamourous felt hats are in. All jokes aside, credit card theft is a serious crime and we hope that the NYPD apprehends the Hipster 4. If you have any info, and still haven’t done your good deed of the day, you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-577-TIPS. Until then, the Hipster 4 remain at large. Keep your vinyl records and yoga mats close.