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A local convenience store contacted Eagle Police recently when an employee discovered a home-made card number reader device attached to two gas pump credit card readers.

The devices were discovered when the store manager called in a technician to work on two non-functioning gas pump card readers. The technician found the devices when he opened the reader mechanisms. According to the police report the technician was able to remove the devices and he said the items were "homemade and not something that you would buy in stores."

The store manager reported three other recent occasions where the gas pump card readers were not functioning and provided police with the technicians' reports from those occasions. She told police that security cameras were placed in the area, but she did not have access to the footage. She said that corporate officers could review the security footage.

The Eagle officer asked the technician if he would check pumps at other gas stations in the community to see if he could find any more card skimmer devices. He did so and did not find any additional devices.

The case remains under investigation.

An Eagle woman contacted police Nov. 19 to report some jewelry had been stolen from her home.

The woman said a $1,000 morganite pendent and a $500 morganite ring had been taken. She told officers the theft likely occurred when she accidentally left her home unlocked and unattended one afternoon. She provided information about a suspect, a man she had seen looking inside her windows and who had attempted to open her front door on one occasion.

Eagle Police were called to a local restaurant recently when a customer reported someone had stolen a portable air compressor from the back of his pickup truck.

The man arrived at the eatery around 6:30 p.m. and noticed the theft around 9 p.m. He valued the compressor at around $6,500.

The following day, the man contacted the police to say that his employees had detached the compressor from his vehicle prior to his leaving work the day before. He didn't notice the item was missing until he returned to this truck later that night.

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The VailDaily Updated Dec 12, 2012 12:59PM Published Dec 12, 2012 12:57PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.