Police warning after Harrogate cash machines targeted

Suspicious devices have been found on cash machines in Harrogate.

Friday, 26th September 2014, 8:29 pm
Police appeal.

Police are warning people to be vigilant around cash machines after two card skimming devices were found on cash machines.

On Wednesday (September 24) a customer found a device on the NatWest cash machine on Leeds Road. Another device was found of the Post Office cash machine on Starbeck High Street.

Police believe the device on the NatWest machine was placed there at around 9am on September 24 and the Starbeck device was placed at around 8.30pm on the same day.

Officers are appealing to any members of the public who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time to contact them.

Last month hundreds of pounds were stolen from bank accounts after people used a cash machine on Leeds Road which has been tampered with by thieves.

Police are now urging people to look for anything that seems out of place such as ill-fitting components, wires, tape, hidden cameras or missing panels before using cash machines and if the card gets stuck, or you notice an error message, alert the bank immediately and inform the police.

If you have any information about the Harrogate incidents, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Harrogate CID. Please quote reference 12140164567 when passing on information.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

To report fraudulent activity on your bank account, always call your bank to help prevent further losses.