Third Peterborough ATM tampered with as police launch another investigation

Police have launched another investigation into the tampering of an ATM in Peterborough.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 5:40 pm

Cambridgeshire police was called at 6.34pm on Wednesday to NatWest in Lincoln Road after reports of “suspicious circumstances surrounding a cash machine at the location”, according to a force spokeswoman.

She added: “It is believed a skimming device had been fitted to the machine. An investigation has been launched and anyone with information on the incident should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number 35/50901/19, or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 55 111.”

This is at least the third ATM to have been tampered with this month.

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An ATM at a NatWest bank was targeted

A device was placed over a cash point at a Barclays branch in Lincoln Road which prevented money from coming out.

Officers are also investigating after a card reading device was placed over a cash machine at the Post Office in Eastfield Road, forcing it to be made temporarily unavailable.