Cashpoint targeted

Co-op cash machine
Co-op cash machine

A SKIMMING device is believed to have been fitted to a Pocklington cashpoint in an attempt to scam customers out of their money.

A man was seen removing a device from the Santander cashpoint at the Co-op store on George Street at around 9.15pm on Tuesday last week and customers who used it between 18 and 25 of October are being advised to contact their bank.

Sgt Peter Rogers of Pocklington’s neighbourhood policing team says it is a warning to residents to remain vigilant about using cash machines at all times.

He said: “It does highlight to us the fact that even in a small town such as our own we do have people committing crimes of this nature.

“Customers using cash machines should always be very vigilant and check to make sure that there is nothing suspicious about them and that they always keep their pin number hidden out of view.

“If you have suspicions, don’t use the machine and let the shop or bank know straightaway so they can take the relevant steps.”

Police are looking into the matter and have issued a description of the suspect.

He is a white man who was wearing glasses, a dark jacket and trousers and dress shoes at the time of the offence.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact Humberside Police on 0845 6060222.