KEEP your wits about you when you’re withdrawing money from cash machines.
There are some clever criminals around who don’t need a second invitation to take advantage of a moment of carelessness.
One of the men pictured in today’s column is wanted for questioning following a theft outside the Natwest bank at Market Place in Huddersfield.
A customer was at the cash machine withdrawing money when he was told by another man that he was using the machine incorrectly.
In a moment of confusion, the suspect took the man’s card from the machine but told him it had been swallowed by the dispenser.
After going into the branch to report the matter, the customer discovered another £240 had been withdrawn, but by that time the suspect had left.
The thief was white, about 5ft 10ins tall and in his late 20s.
Anyone who recognises the man pictured should call Pc Anne Gilliver via 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
To stop yourself falling victim to such a crime, follow these tips:
Keep a small supply of envelopes at home and prepare all transaction paperwork before you get to the cash machine.
Stay alert during the whole transaction.
Memorise your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Don’t write it down or tell anyone else.
Shield the cash machine keypad while inputting your PIN.
Don’t throw receipts away at the cash machine site.
Report any stolen or lost cards immediately.
The second CCTV image shows a man police wish to speak to about an alleged shoplifting at the Somerfield filling station at Woodhead Road in Honley on October 4.
A man walked in and started to put items in a basket. He is said to have put two bottles of oil in the basket, but then dropped it, grabbed the oil and ran out.
He was seen getting into a white van and driving off.
The suspect is white, of medium build and had short dark hair with sideburns. He was wearing dark trousers and a grey striped cardigan.
Anyone who recognises the man should call Pc Sarah Dixon via 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.