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Police hunt Larches cash machine crooks

Posted on - 26th April, 2013 - 6:23pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Two men wanted by police for cash machine scam

Two men wanted by police for cash machine scam

Police are hunting two men who they believe fitted a false card reader to a Preston cash machine.

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The Co-Op on Norbreck Drive was targeted by the two men on Wednesday 17 April.

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They were seen approaching the cash machine and fit the device to it before walking away.

A member of the public then attempted to use the machine and noticed it was running slowly.

It was reported to shop staff who inspected the machine and found the device and closed it off from use before an engineer could arrive and remove the device.

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PC Carl Guest said: “Fortunately, the customer who used the cash machine was vigilant and did the right thing by immediately reporting this to the staff who were able to take action to prevent anyone else from falling victim.

“I would urge anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area to come forward and contact police. Similarly, if anyone either recognises the men in the CCTV or has any other information that they think could be of assistance, then I would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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