North East Wales

Ruthin cash machine suspicious device report appeal

Police are appealing for information after a suspicious device was reported on a cash machine at a Denbighshire bank.

The device was spotted by a member of the public at the NatWest bank in St Peter's Square in Ruthin on Monday 9 May.

Staff immediately took the machine out of service and reported the incident to North Wales Police.

The device was removed and has been submitted for forensic examination.

PC Beth Jones said: "Such devices are used to obtain card and PIN (personal identification number) details of customers.

"It is believed that this device was intercepted before any details had been obtained."

A NatWest spokesman said the bank was working with police.

"We take the issue of fraud extremely seriously, constantly reviewing our stringent security processes which aim to identify fraudulent activity," he said.

The spokesman called for customers to be vigilant whenever entering a PIN.

"If any customers believe they may have been affected by fraud, they should contact their bank straight away."

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity near this Ruthin ATM in the days before Monday 9 May is urged to contact PC 2294 Beth Jones at Ruthin Police Station on 101 (if in Wales), 0845 6071001 (English line) or 0845 6071002 (English line).

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