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Police: Skimming Devices Found in New Castle Gas Pumps

(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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NEW CASTLE, Del., (CBS) – Police say two skimming devices were found in gas pumps in New Castle on Friday morning.

Delaware State Police say the devices were located at the Hess gas station on the 500 block of North DuPont Highway.

According to police, Weights and Measures inspectors of the Delaware Department of Agriculture found the devices during an inspection of the fuel pumps. The inspectors notified troopers, who removed the devices.

Police say the skimming devices were inside the payment mechanism of the pumps.  The devices are designed to record information from credit cards used at the pumps.

Investigators say it is not known if these devices stole credit card information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Troop 2 Financial Crimes Unit at 302-834-2630 extension 212, or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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