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Ellisville Police investigating skimming device found at Petromart gas pump

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The Ellisville Police Department is investigating after a skimming device was found Thursday. (Credit: Ellisville Police Department) The Ellisville Police Department is investigating after a skimming device was found Thursday. (Credit: Ellisville Police Department)

ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Ellisville Police Department is investigating after a skimming device was found Thursday at a local PetroMart.

Police said the device was at gas pump #8 located at 15670 Manchester Rd. and they are not sure how long it was there.

It was found by a customer Thursday morning who had trouble swiping a card at the pump.

The skimming device was located inside the pump, put there likely by a thief who had a key.

"There's always a tag over that door and if you see that broken notify the manager," says Ellisville Detective John Rakonick.

If you or someone you know has recently paid at the #8 gas pump at that specific PetroMart, authorities are urging you to call your card issuer and have an alert placed on your account.

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