Warning issued after skimming device left on Barclay’s bank cash machine in Letchworth

Police have issued a warning after a skimming device was left on a cash machine in Letchworth.

Police have issued a warning after a skimming device was left on a cash machine in Letchworth. - Credit: Archant

A warning has been issued by police after reports of a skimming device being left on a cash machine in Letchworth.

Police are appealing for information following reports that the device – which is used to retain details on your bank card – was left at the Barclays bank cash point on Station Parade on several occasions over the past six weeks.

Sgt Alan Clarke said: “We would advise the public to remain vigilant and check cash machines before inserting their bank cards.

“You should also check your surroundings and ensure no one can view the machine when you enter your PIN.

“If you see someone acting suspiciously at a cash point, please report this to police. Also, if you do come across one of these devices, please contact police immediately to allow us to remove it.”


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Anyone with information which would assist the investigation is asked to contact the police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number G2/16/470.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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