Suspected card cloning device discovered at Hatfield petrol station

PUBLISHED: 15:33 20 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:25 20 September 2017

Suspected card cloning device discovered Hatfield petrol station.

Suspected card cloning device discovered Hatfield petrol station.

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Police are investigating after a customer discovered a device had been put over a bank card slot at a Hatfield petrol station.

Police were called at 10.17am today to reports that a pay at pump card reader at Tesco petrol station in Oldings Corner, had been tampered with.

A customer discovered some form of device inside the card machine the evening before and handed it in to a member of staff at the petrol station.

A police spokeswoman said: “A device had been put over the card slot.

“Officers attended the petrol station and collected the device.

“Enquiries are on going at this stage and anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B2/17/4508.

“Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

A Tesco spokeswoman said: “We have reported this incident to the police and are now assisting them with their investigations.”

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