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POLICE APPEAL: Appeal following ATM theft in Radlett

 Published on: 4th July 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man who might be able to help their enquiries following a theft of cash from an ATM.

At around 7.45am on Saturday, July 2, the victim used their bank card in the ATM at Tesco in Watling Street, Radlett. The ATM retained the card and a short time later money was withdrawn from the victim’s bank account.

PC Ash Oakshott, who is investigating, said: “We believe a device was used on the ATM which prevented the victim’s card from being returned by the machine. The card was then most likely retrieved by the offender and used in another ATM shortly afterwards.

“We’d like to speak to the person pictured as we believe they were in the area at the time and could have vital information. If you recognise them, or have information yourself, please get in touch by calling the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/43724/22.”

When withdrawing cash from an ATM, always shield the keypad when typing in your PIN and always examine the machine before use. If anything looks out of place or it has any parts which appear to have been added, do not use it and report your suspicions to the bank. If the machine fails to return your card or any cash you have withdrawn, you should contact your bank to inform them and then the police on our non-emergency number 101.

Please take the following precautions when using cash machines:

  • Always look closely at the card insertion point of a cash machine before using it. If it looks like it may have been tampered with, do not use it.
  • If you realise the machine has been tampered with after you have inserted your card, call your bank while still standing at the cash machine if it is safe to do so.
  • Always shield your hand when entering your PIN into a cash point keypad.
  • If the machine retains your card or fails to dispense cash you have withdrawn, without a suitable explanation message on the screen, contact your bank immediately and then police on our non-emergency number 101.

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact.

 

 

 

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