Monday, 22 June 2009

Cash Machine Alert

Hartlepool residents or visitors who used a cash machine this weekend at the Morrisons supermarket in Hartlepool town centre are being urged to check their accounts after police recovered a skimming device used to steal people's bank details.

Police recovered the device from the cash machine the Morrisons supermarket in at around 1.30pm on Sunday.

It has been removed for forensic examination. Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously near the machine on Sunday morning to contact them. Anyone who has identified unauthorised card withdrawals is asked to contact their local bank. Two men were arrested shortly after the incident, but have since been released and liminated from the inquiry.

Anyone with any information can contact Hartlepool Police on (01642) 302126.

My daughteer made extensive cash witdrawals this weekend, but they were from the bank of "Mum and Dad" so I dfon't expect that money to be returned anytinme soon!

Full story
in Hartlepool Mail

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