Skimming device discovered on Needham Market cash machine

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Police are warning the public to be vigilant when using cash machines after a device was placed on an ATM in Needham Market.

On Wednesday February 5, a customer alerted bank staff that there appeared to be a skimming device on the machine at Barclays Bank in the High Street.

The machine was shut down and CCTV was viewed, which showed a man with black hair removing a device at around 4:15pm the same day.

Police advise the public to take the following measures to protect against ATM fraud.

Where possible, consider using ATMs inside banks rather than on the street, be aware of who is around you when withdrawing cash, inspect the ATM for any devices before inserting your card, cover the keypad when entering your pin and if you suspect anything contact the police and the bank immediately.

Police advise not to attempt to remove the device and to report any suspected misuse of your account to your card issuer immediately.

Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour around the ATM or has information relating to this crime is asked to contact PC Tina Fairness at Mid Suffolk South SNT on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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