The two-alarm fire on Friday started in a pile of Mulch behind the building at 4007 Skippack Pike.
Hours before the first Skippack First Friday festivities of the season were set to begin, a two-alarm fire broke out on the 4000 block of Skippack Pike in Skippack Village, causing significant damage to several stores. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. Friday at 4007 Skippack Pike in Skippack Village, which houses businesses including Merle Norman Cosmetics, Hodge Podge and Head Over Heels, causing significant damage to the buildings. Skippack Fire Chief Haydn Marriott, IV, told The Reporter the cause of the fire was a pile of mulch behind the building. Smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the structure, and smoke was smelled from as much as a half a mile away from the scene, according to witnesses; all shoppers and employees …
Authorities believe the identity-theft devices were identified and removed quickly.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, January 24
ATM skimmers ― illicit devices that blend into a cash machine's card slot, then record bank card info for later retrieval by a thief ― were found on two bank ATMs in Montgomery County earlier this month. PhillyBurbs.com reports that the devices were found on Jan. 5 and 6 on the ATMs of Wells Fargo branches on Skippack Pike in Whitpain and Whitemarsh townships. Authorities believe that the devices were discovered quickly and that no customer accounts were compromised. Other skimmers have recently been found on ATMs in Bucks County and in Medford, NJ. Security expert Brian Krebs told KYW Newsradio that ATM skimmers are growing increasingly sophisticated and difficult to spot. One way to defend yourself, Krebs said, is to shield your PIN …