Thursday, December 31, 2015

Moray ATMs targeted by thieves

Watch yourselves around ATMs folks, there has been some criminal activity nearby:

"Police Scotland is appealing for information following thefts and attempted thefts from a number of ATMs in the Moray area.

The incidents are believed to have taken place over the course of  Tuesday 29 December 2015. The ATMs were at Spar in the Regent Street area of Keith, Tesco in the Nairn Road area of Forres, Tesco in the Blackfriars Road area of Elgin and Nationwide and Bank of Scotland in the High Street area of Elgin. It is not currently known how much, if any, cash has been stolen.

There have also been similar incidents reported at Boots and Tesco in the Eastfield Way area of Inverness.

Detective Inspector Norman Stevenson, from Aberdeenshire and Moray Division, said: "We are appealing for any members of the public who may have seen anything suspicious or unusual around these areas yesterday to get in touch with us. This can include seeing someone loitering nearby ATMs or if you have had any issues trying to withdraw cash in these areas.

"We would encourage the public to bear in mind an easy acronym when using ATMs: C.H.I.P. C is for Check the machine. H advised you to Hide your pin. I means Inform the Police and the bank. P means Put your cash away. By following this advice, you can greatly reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous."

1 comment:

Oldonesarethebest said...

Thieves stole my missus' bank card. I didn't bother reporting it though - they spend less than her!!