A MAN was arrested after allegedly trying to use a cash card skimming machine.
The 19-year-old was detained at a cash machine at the Asda supermarket on Bradford Road in Huddersfield at 7.20pm last night.
Police say members of the public played a vital part in the arrest.
The man, who has been living in Wakefield, is being held at Huddersfield police headquarters on Castlegate.
Police are seeking two other people in connection with the incident.
Police today warned people to be careful when they use cashpoint machines and look out for anything suspicious.
There has been a spate of incidents across the UK where skimming devices have been slipped into cash machines to read the cards of unwary victims.
Often cameras are also stuck above the keypad to capture the victim's PIN number.
The cameras are often linked to a laptop computer in a nearby car.
The cards are then copied and used with the PIN numbers to steal large amounts of cash.
Det Con Tim Smith, of Kirklees Police intelligence unit, said: "We would urge people to be extra-vigilant when using cashpoint machines.
"These skimming devices can be very neat when slipped into the card slot.
"If you see anything suspicious at all do not use the machine and call the police immediately."