Hunt after cash machine scam

Daily Echo: The man wanted by police in connection with a cash machine scam in New Milton The man wanted by police in connection with a cash machine scam in New Milton

THIS is the man police are hunting over a cash machine scam in a Hampshire town.

Detectives want witnesses to come forward after the suspect was caught on CCTV placing a skimming device on a cash point outside the Tesco store in Caird Avenue, New Milton.

Shoppers may have lost money as a result of the scam.

Now officers are highlighting the importance of shielding the keypad with one hand when typing the PIN with the other.

The suspect is described as aged between 25-35, white, and of thin build.

He was wearing a short black jacket, possibly leather, light blue jeans, and with short dark hair with a receding hairline at the sides.

PC Lawrence McKenna said: “These devices are placed on ATMs and are designed to read the card details as they are inserted and also take video footage of the users of the ATM putting in their PIN number – via a pin hole camera above the keypad.

“These are rare devices and a rare occurrence in our area. They are usually well made and at first glance are very difficult to spot as they blend in perfectly with the ATM itself.

“UK banks are victims are various frauds and thefts.

These losses add up and are immense – battling this loss is in everyone’s interest.

“We have various lines of enquiry ongoing and if anyone recognises this male or has any information please contact me.”

The warning comes just weeks after a cash machine scam in Southampton when there were fears hundreds of people could have been stung.

Two men were seen to tamper with the machine outside the Co-op convenience store at Nelson Gate in Commercial Road.

Meanwhile, Barclays bank machines were targeted at locations in the Chandler’s Ford, Hedge End, Park Gate and Eastleigh areas of the county earlier in the year.

The picture just released relates to the incident in New Milton at 5.55am on November 28.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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3:29pm Mon 30 Dec 13

dolomiteman says...

Let me guess, you lot are not racists you just don't foreign born people living in the UK?
Let me guess, you lot are not racists you just don't foreign born people living in the UK? dolomiteman

4:45pm Mon 30 Dec 13

vpharm says...

when they catch the criminal jail him for 50 years!
If foreign send him to jail in his home county * ban him from the Uk for LIFE
when they catch the criminal jail him for 50 years! If foreign send him to jail in his home county * ban him from the Uk for LIFE vpharm

5:10pm Mon 30 Dec 13

AD1234 says...

be careful, vpharm. The first lot of posts here mentioned foreign folk, and were promptly deleted.

Think PC at all times, old boy. We must embrace the new multi-culti UK.
be careful, vpharm. The first lot of posts here mentioned foreign folk, and were promptly deleted. Think PC at all times, old boy. We must embrace the new multi-culti UK. AD1234

5:41pm Mon 30 Dec 13

The Wickham Man says...

AD1234 wrote:
be careful, vpharm. The first lot of posts here mentioned foreign folk, and were promptly deleted.

Think PC at all times, old boy. We must embrace the new multi-culti UK.
We import crime and we export our right to comment about it - and the irony is that it is the very same spineless hypocritical journalists so recently up in arms their freedom to publish what they want when they want are the ones doing all the prurient censorship. I hope the cowardly risk averse journo who deleted earlier posts can explain why he/she should have the right to publish anything but deny others the same right regardless of whether they happen to agree with it or not.
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: be careful, vpharm. The first lot of posts here mentioned foreign folk, and were promptly deleted. Think PC at all times, old boy. We must embrace the new multi-culti UK.[/p][/quote]We import crime and we export our right to comment about it - and the irony is that it is the very same spineless hypocritical journalists so recently up in arms their freedom to publish what they want when they want are the ones doing all the prurient censorship. I hope the cowardly risk averse journo who deleted earlier posts can explain why he/she should have the right to publish anything but deny others the same right regardless of whether they happen to agree with it or not. The Wickham Man

6:18pm Mon 30 Dec 13

massimoosti says...

Weak weak weak DE - **** footing around actual facts.

Facts should be what you deal with and to delete the posts you have is weak.

I expect this will go as well as facts and criticism are not entertained in Nursling.
Weak weak weak DE - **** footing around actual facts. Facts should be what you deal with and to delete the posts you have is weak. I expect this will go as well as facts and criticism are not entertained in Nursling. massimoosti

6:26pm Mon 30 Dec 13

massimoosti says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
AD1234 wrote:
be careful, vpharm. The first lot of posts here mentioned foreign folk, and were promptly deleted.

Think PC at all times, old boy. We must embrace the new multi-culti UK.
We import crime and we export our right to comment about it - and the irony is that it is the very same spineless hypocritical journalists so recently up in arms their freedom to publish what they want when they want are the ones doing all the prurient censorship. I hope the cowardly risk averse journo who deleted earlier posts can explain why he/she should have the right to publish anything but deny others the same right regardless of whether they happen to agree with it or not.
Posts are being now being deleted and then selected ones reposted to suit the Journo.

Stick to pets in "xmas outfits articles" its obviously as the real news is obviously too much.
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: be careful, vpharm. The first lot of posts here mentioned foreign folk, and were promptly deleted. Think PC at all times, old boy. We must embrace the new multi-culti UK.[/p][/quote]We import crime and we export our right to comment about it - and the irony is that it is the very same spineless hypocritical journalists so recently up in arms their freedom to publish what they want when they want are the ones doing all the prurient censorship. I hope the cowardly risk averse journo who deleted earlier posts can explain why he/she should have the right to publish anything but deny others the same right regardless of whether they happen to agree with it or not.[/p][/quote]Posts are being now being deleted and then selected ones reposted to suit the Journo. Stick to pets in "xmas outfits articles" its obviously as the real news is obviously too much. massimoosti

6:57pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Dan Kerins says...

There is nothing in the story or the image to suggest the nationality of the suspect wanted by the police. In terms of his ethnicity, the only information is that he is white.

It is not possible to ascertain which country someone comes from by just looking at a photograph. If you know otherwise, you should contact the police and offer your assistance.

Assuming he is from a particular area casts aspersions on all people from that place, and as such, is racist and offensive and in breach of the terms you adhere to when signing up to the website.
There is nothing in the story or the image to suggest the nationality of the suspect wanted by the police. In terms of his ethnicity, the only information is that he is white. It is not possible to ascertain which country someone comes from by just looking at a photograph. If you know otherwise, you should contact the police and offer your assistance. Assuming he is from a particular area casts aspersions on all people from that place, and as such, is racist and offensive and in breach of the terms you adhere to when signing up to the website. Dan Kerins

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