Blanco police warn of credit card skimmers

BPD says there's been an increase in last 18 months

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BLANCO, Texas – Investigators in Blanco are warning about the recent rise in credit card skimmers in the small Hill Country town. So far, the department has not received any information saying someone’s personal information was compromised.

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There has been an increase of offenses in the past 18 months, police said.

Most of the people who have been committing the crime have come from either Austin or San Antonio.

Police said the most recent case occurred earlier this month. The would-be scammers attempted to break into the gas pumps where the credit card electronics are stored. An employee noticed the machines were tampered with when they got to work early in the morning.

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Surveillance video captured the offense, police said.