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Gatesville police looking for information after credit card skimmer found

Posted at 8:13 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 09:13:56-05

GATESVILLE, TX — Gatesville police are looking for information after a credit card skimmer was found at a gas pump.

They said that the skimmer was installed inside fuel pump 4 at Pruitt's Shell located at 1316 N State Hwy 36.

Once installed, the skimmer saves the card numbers used at that fuel pump until the suspect returns to download the information.

It is believed the skimmer was installed early in the morning sometime between February 3, 2020 and February 5, 2020 while the store was closed.

Any vehicles or persons seen at pump #4 during the early morning hours when the store is closed, could provide an important lead in solving this case. Pump #4 is the row closest to State Hwy 36.

If you have any information about this case, or any other local crime, call Centex Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day at 1-254-865-8477 (TIPS). You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward.

This is the third skimmer found in Central Texas in the last two weeks. Skimmers were also found in Crawford and in Clifton.