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Police investigate skimming device at Hampton Bays bank ATM

A skimming device attached to an ATM at

A skimming device attached to an ATM at the Bridgehampton National Bank in Hampton Bays on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, is being investigated by the Southampton Town police. The arrow points to a card reader inserted into a slot, police said. Credit: Southampton Town Police

Southampton Town police are investigating a skimming device that was attached to an ATM at a Hampton Bays bank.

Police were called Wednesday to Bridgehampton National Bank to look into the device, police spokeswoman Lt. Susan Ralph said Thursday in a news release.

“These devices take minutes to install and are quickly put into service and can result in severe financial loss,” Ralph said in a statement. “Please be aware when using ATMs and keep your personal identification safe.”

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