Posted on 26th January 2017
We have released pictures of three men who we would like to speak to about a possible skimming device being fitted to an ATM in Littleover, Derby.
The incident is thought to have happened between 12.30pm and 12.50pm on Tuesday, January 10 when it appears a device was attached to the ATM at the Co-op store on Burton Road, Littleover.
Suspicions were aroused when a customer tried to use the machine, entered the card PIN number and the card was not returned. The matter was reported. A similar incident happened a few days previously and on that occasion £500 was later withdrawn from a customer’s account at a nearby post office.
PC Stevie-Dee Carter from the Littleover Safer Neighbourhood Team is investigation the incident and says: “If anyone recognises the three men in the images then we would be very keen to speak to them about the incident.
“These devices can be fitted to ATMs in order to either capture the card or the details. Normally the offender will try to see the customer enter the PIN. Once they have the PIN they then remove the device, which contains the card and then both are used to remove money from the account fraudulently.
“Although these incidents are rare, if you use an ATM please be vigilant, cover your hand when entering your PIN and report anything suspicious as soon as possible.”
If you have any information about the three men in the picture please contact PC Stevie-Dee Carter on 101 quoting reference number 1700016283 Alternatively send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org