Warning after a Skimming Device Recovered in Middlesbrough

Officers are warning members of the public to be vigilant when using cash machines after a suspected skimming device was recovered from the ATM at Tesco Express on Oxford Road in Middlesbrough at 11pm on Sunday 16th July.

Skimming devices are used to read cash cards and obtain details and they can also video a person using a cash machine and may record PIN number and they are very hard to distinguish from a genuine cash point.

Anyone who may have information regarding the device recovered on Oxford Road is asked to contact PC Sean Parkin or anyone who thinks they may have located a skimming device on a machine is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.