ATM Theft at Cash Point

Police are urging people to take simple crime prevention measures to protect themselves against theft while using ATM cash points.

The advice comes as police try to trace two men in connection with the suspected ‘skimming’ of a cash card at a cash point in Tunstall.

The incident occurred at the cash point at the Britannia Building Society, High Street, at approximately 6.30pm on May 26. Inquiries indicate the card was retained by the machine but was then used minutes later by the offenders using the cardholder’s PIN number.

The two men believed to be responsible are captured on CCTV. One man was wearing a grey t-shirt with the letters ‘AJ’ on the front, and the other was wearing a white cap.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact PC Adam Edwards at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 728 of May 26 , or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you are concerned about withdrawals from your bank account please contact your bank immediately.

Please follow these crime reduction tips when using an ATM:

  • Always check the machine hasn’t been tampered with – check for anything which looks like it has been added and make sure there is nothing overhead that can film or photograph the pin number being entered
  • Don’t get distracted by anyone when using an ATM machine
  • If you see someone acting suspiciously nearby, don’t use the machine and report it to the bank and police
  • Keep your PIN number safe and cover the keypad so the numbers you’re entering can’t be seen
  • Don’t ask people to withdraw cash on your behalf and never give details of your card or bank account to anyone

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