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CCTV being used to try and catch Marsden card skimmers after third scam attempt

The thieves behind the ‘skimming’ attempts at the Co-op cash machine in Peel Street are still at large after they placed metal devices and recorders at the machine

The ATM Cash machine located at the Co-operative store on Peel Street in Marsden.

A hunt is on to find fraudsters who attempted to steal card details on three occasions from Marsden shoppers.

The thieves behind the ‘skimming’ attempts at the Co-op cash machine in Peel Street are still at large after they placed metal devices and recorders at the machine.

The call comes after an eagle-eyed resident removed a metal skimmer — a device placed over the real card entry slot — and camera recording equipment from inside and on top of the machine on Wednesday, April 23 shortly after 8am.

The skimming device retains the card and the customer thinks the ATM is faulty.

It was the third similar incident to take place at the site, which was initially targeted twice in one week in February.

The ATM cash machine located at the Co-operative store on Peel Street, Marsden
The ATM cash machine located at the Co-operative store on Peel Street, Marsden
 

Valleys police inspector Mark Trueman said that he cannot rule out the possibility that all three incidents are linked and said that no arrests were made in February.

He said: “We are now in the process of looking at CCTV to try to find out more information as part of our investigation.

“We can’t rule out that the three are linked at the moment and would like to appeal for people who saw any suspicious activity at the site in the early morning of April 23 to come forward.”

Commenting on the device, resident Adam Frost, who warned others on Facebook, said: “I noticed the ATM was different where you put your card.

“I pulled off a scanner and also found the camera on the top and phoned the police.”

Call the police on 101 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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