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Cashpoint thieves target Moray

By SPP Reporter

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A STRING of ATMs across Moray were targeted by thieves on Tuesday.

Attempts were made to steal money using cashpoints at the Spar in Keith, the Nationwide and Bank of Scotland on Elgin High Street, and the Tesco branches in Forres and Elgin.

Similar incidents were also reported at Boots and Tesco in the Eastfield Way area of Inverness.

It is not currently known how much, if any, cash has been stolen.

Detective Inspector Norman Stevenson said: "We are appealing for any members of the public who may have seen anything suspicious or unusual around these areas yesterday to get in touch with us.

"This can include seeing someone loitering near ATMs.

"Similarly, we want to know if you have had any issues trying to withdraw cash in these areas.

The police are also encouraging the public to bear in mind an easy acronym when using ATMs - C.H.I.P.

C is for Check the machine.

H is for Hide your pin.

I means Inform the Police and the bank.

P means Put your cash away.

DI Stevenson added: "By following this advice, you can greatly reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 to remain anonymous.


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