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Macon police investigating gas pump devices

Macon police are investigating devices that were found Monday in the gas pumps at Flash Foods, 3889 Vineville Ave., police reports said.

Sgt. Melanie Hofmann of the Macon police said officers were contacted about 9:30 a.m. when a Flash Foods technician discovered the devices inside of the pump. The devices have the capability of copying customer information from credit cards and debit cards.

Hofmann said it’s unknown how long the devices have been inside the pump, adding that other Flash Foods locations are being checked.

No other service stations in the city have called with a similar complaint, Hofmann said.

Hofmann said any customers who are worried about their information should check with their bank or credit card company to see if there are any unauthorized charges.

The case remains under investigation, she said.

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