Search for victims after arrest over ATM ‘scam’

Police are appealing for fraud victims
Police are appealing for fraud victims
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Two shoppers had bank cards swallowed by a cash machine in Leeds city centre – after a suspected fraudster was seen attaching a device to it.

Police are now looking for the victims following the arrest of a 33-year-old man.

He was held on January 14 after security staff at the Trinity shopping centre saw a man attaching a device to a Lloyds ATM in Albion Street.

A black woman woman wearing a knee-length orange coat and a white man lost bank cards in the machine on January 13 and 14.

The pair, or anyone who with information, should call PC Patrick Kenning on 0113 2413101. The arrested man has been released on police bail.

Inspector Andrew Berriman said: “There have been a number of similar incidents where devices have been found attached to cash machines in the city centre and we are warning people to be vigilant when using ATMs.

“If they see anything attached to the machine or anyone acting suspiciously they should call the police or alert staff at the bank.”

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