Police hunt for East Lancashire cash machine ‘skimmers’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: One of the two men captured on CCTV in Colne, where a skimming device was set up. Police want to talk to them. One of the two men captured on CCTV in Colne, where a skimming device was set up. Police want to talk to them.

POLICE have released CCTV images of the men they want to speak to in connection with skimming devices which were set up on East Lancashire cash machines.

Officers are re-appealing with the new images after illegal equipment was found on ATMs in Oswaldtwistle and Colne.

The CCTV images were taken outside the Co-Op in Market Street, Colne, where the first device was found on February 16.

At around midday, a man tried to use the ATM to withdraw some money but the machine swallowed his card.

Immediately after he walked away from the machine, another man approached it and withdrew money from his account before walking away.

Two days later, on February 18, a similar incident occurred at a cash machine outside the Co-Op store in Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, when a customer’s card was swallowed.

He went into the shop to report it and when a member of staff came out to examine the machine, what appe-ared to be a skimming device was found attached to the card reader.

On this occasion, the customer was able to retrieve his card and no money was stolen.

PC Jayne Chambers, of Burnley Police, said: “If anyone recognises the people in the CCTV images then I would urge them to come forward and contact us.

“I would also remind people to be vigilant when they are using cash machines.

“If you spot anything at all that you feel is unusual, do not use the machine and report it to the owner of the machine.”

Anyone with any information about this incident should call police on 101, and quote the log number LC-20140221-0894 for the incident in Colne.

And they should also quote the number LC-20140218-1169 for the offence that was commited in Oswaldtwistle.

People with any information about the men can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or also via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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10:10am Tue 11 Mar 14

alf-abett says...

Why! Spend money on catching these thieves when once caught the Judge/ Magistrate will allow them to roam free and commit further crimes. I must also add that lots of people I am acquainted with all express their anger at the inept and dysfunctional Judiciary of this once proud country which allows serious crimes go unpunished.
Why! Spend money on catching these thieves when once caught the Judge/ Magistrate will allow them to roam free and commit further crimes. I must also add that lots of people I am acquainted with all express their anger at the inept and dysfunctional Judiciary of this once proud country which allows serious crimes go unpunished. alf-abett
  • Score: 50

10:41am Tue 11 Mar 14

Bluelizzy says...

What is the point of cctv if you cann't identify people in it ? why such rubbish quality images in this day and age ?
What is the point of cctv if you cann't identify people in it ? why such rubbish quality images in this day and age ? Bluelizzy
  • Score: 60

10:48am Tue 11 Mar 14

useyourhead says...

Bluelizzy wrote:
What is the point of cctv if you cann't identify people in it ? why such rubbish quality images in this day and age ?
agree totally, i have a camera that quite literally would allow me to count the hairs in their eyebrows, was it expensive, not really at a couple of hundred quid some might say it dear, till they get robbed or scammed. peace of mind worth every penny.
[quote][p][bold]Bluelizzy[/bold] wrote: What is the point of cctv if you cann't identify people in it ? why such rubbish quality images in this day and age ?[/p][/quote]agree totally, i have a camera that quite literally would allow me to count the hairs in their eyebrows, was it expensive, not really at a couple of hundred quid some might say it dear, till they get robbed or scammed. peace of mind worth every penny. useyourhead
  • Score: 34

11:20am Tue 11 Mar 14

mastergx says...

You would think a BANK would be able to afford a decent CCTV system!
You would think a BANK would be able to afford a decent CCTV system! mastergx
  • Score: 36

11:43am Tue 11 Mar 14

AndyD123 says...

Sorry, can only just about recognise that that the image is of a human being. NO chance of actually recognising which human being it might be. Crooks don't even bother to obscure their faces anymore because they know that the images being recorded are so poor. If banks\businesses want to deter criminals they need to shell out on better cameras.
Sorry, can only just about recognise that that the image is of a human being. NO chance of actually recognising which human being it might be. Crooks don't even bother to obscure their faces anymore because they know that the images being recorded are so poor. If banks\businesses want to deter criminals they need to shell out on better cameras. AndyD123
  • Score: 26

11:46am Tue 11 Mar 14

Just an observer says...

Try the muppets cast, looks like fuzzie bear to me.
Try the muppets cast, looks like fuzzie bear to me. Just an observer
  • Score: 16

11:54am Tue 11 Mar 14

bburnrover says...

Why don't the retail outlets carry out regular checks on their ATMs as these attachments must take quite a while to attach to their ATMs,They must protrude so maybe the customers should give them a good bit of elbow grease if they feel its an alien piece of machinery and take the bits into the retailer so the police can investigate.
Why don't the retail outlets carry out regular checks on their ATMs as these attachments must take quite a while to attach to their ATMs,They must protrude so maybe the customers should give them a good bit of elbow grease if they feel its an alien piece of machinery and take the bits into the retailer so the police can investigate. bburnrover
  • Score: 15

12:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

coxy78 says...

Has anyone else noticed that any stories involving Muslims u cannot comment on!!!
Has anyone else noticed that any stories involving Muslims u cannot comment on!!! coxy78
  • Score: 29

12:37pm Tue 11 Mar 14

coxy78 says...

It seems to me that u can't comment on any stories that involve Muslims on the LET website!!!f@@@in joke
It seems to me that u can't comment on any stories that involve Muslims on the LET website!!!f@@@in joke coxy78
  • Score: 23

12:50pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Bluelizzy says...

... or dodgy MP's.
... or dodgy MP's. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 23

1:03pm Tue 11 Mar 14

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff says...

Looks like couple of dodgey Romanians no doubt been doing it all over the country before they disappear to another country
Looks like couple of dodgey Romanians no doubt been doing it all over the country before they disappear to another country crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff
  • Score: 11

1:05pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Philip A Berry says...

You can't comment on any story that is linked to a court case or a pending court case.

Nothing to do with anything else.
You can't comment on any story that is linked to a court case or a pending court case. Nothing to do with anything else. Philip A Berry
  • Score: 4

1:08pm Tue 11 Mar 14

mrcool says...

coxy78 wrote:
It seems to me that u can't comment on any stories that involve Muslims on the LET website!!!f@@@in joke
Don't know why you are distraught, just click on the forum button. It's like a bnp/edl fun day in the forum pages. Go and spout your drivel over there, you're not welcome here.
[quote][p][bold]coxy78[/bold] wrote: It seems to me that u can't comment on any stories that involve Muslims on the LET website!!!f@@@in joke[/p][/quote]Don't know why you are distraught, just click on the forum button. It's like a bnp/edl fun day in the forum pages. Go and spout your drivel over there, you're not welcome here. mrcool
  • Score: -10

1:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

noddy57 says...

l cannot for the life of me understand why the banks do not have excellent CCTV to pinpoint these crooks with the current technology available,,they make plenty of money on the backs of the customers to be able to counter this small problem,
l cannot for the life of me understand why the banks do not have excellent CCTV to pinpoint these crooks with the current technology available,,they make plenty of money on the backs of the customers to be able to counter this small problem, noddy57
  • Score: 13

2:43pm Tue 11 Mar 14

shirtbox says...

Why show such rubbish pics,no chance of rcognition from this drivvle.
Why show such rubbish pics,no chance of rcognition from this drivvle. shirtbox
  • Score: 8

2:53pm Tue 11 Mar 14

mmickk says...

Lt all your doing with this is telling the crook to go back to this machine with your skimming device as the cctv does not work. Cannot believe the police gave you this or is it one of your vast crime scene library pictures like the ticker tape with police on!!!
Lt all your doing with this is telling the crook to go back to this machine with your skimming device as the cctv does not work. Cannot believe the police gave you this or is it one of your vast crime scene library pictures like the ticker tape with police on!!! mmickk
  • Score: 9

3:00pm Tue 11 Mar 14

abetterblackburn says...

Yes, CCTV photos aren’t very good are they? But have found that by closing your eyes slightly and squinting at them they suddenly seem a lot clearer. Has anyone noticed and know the reason why that happens?
Yes, CCTV photos aren’t very good are they? But have found that by closing your eyes slightly and squinting at them they suddenly seem a lot clearer. Has anyone noticed and know the reason why that happens? abetterblackburn
  • Score: 7

4:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

coxy78 wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that any stories involving Muslims u cannot comment on!!!
Yes and I did email our respected racist rag the LET but as to be expected they didn't reply and I doubt this msg will get published
[quote][p][bold]coxy78[/bold] wrote: Has anyone else noticed that any stories involving Muslims u cannot comment on!!![/p][/quote]Yes and I did email our respected racist rag the LET but as to be expected they didn't reply and I doubt this msg will get published ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 6

4:42pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Steve4x4 says...

mrcool wrote:
coxy78 wrote: It seems to me that u can't comment on any stories that involve Muslims on the LET website!!!f@@@in joke
Don't know why you are distraught, just click on the forum button. It's like a bnp/edl fun day in the forum pages. Go and spout your drivel over there, you're not welcome here.
You like what is happening then?
6obshite.
[quote][p][bold]mrcool[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coxy78[/bold] wrote: It seems to me that u can't comment on any stories that involve Muslims on the LET website!!!f@@@in joke[/p][/quote]Don't know why you are distraught, just click on the forum button. It's like a bnp/edl fun day in the forum pages. Go and spout your drivel over there, you're not welcome here.[/p][/quote]You like what is happening then? 6obshite. Steve4x4
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Tue 11 Mar 14

woolywords says...

abetterblackburn wrote:
Yes, CCTV photos aren’t very good are they? But have found that by closing your eyes slightly and squinting at them they suddenly seem a lot clearer. Has anyone noticed and know the reason why that happens?
Your really should try getting out more..
[quote][p][bold]abetterblackburn[/bold] wrote: Yes, CCTV photos aren’t very good are they? But have found that by closing your eyes slightly and squinting at them they suddenly seem a lot clearer. Has anyone noticed and know the reason why that happens?[/p][/quote]Your really should try getting out more.. woolywords
  • Score: -6

5:10pm Tue 11 Mar 14

woolywords says...

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=zw4nzHSC
_60
How it's done..
https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=zw4nzHSC _60 How it's done.. woolywords
  • Score: -5

8:44pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Old Alzheimer says...

How do you tell if there's a skimmer fitted on the machine.
What do they look like please ???
How do you tell if there's a skimmer fitted on the machine. What do they look like please ??? Old Alzheimer
  • Score: 4

10:50pm Tue 11 Mar 14

BrownishMonstar says...

"Why are CCTV's bad quality?"

See here:
http://forums.digita
lspy.co.uk/showthrea
d.php?t=1739184
"Why are CCTV's bad quality?" See here: http://forums.digita lspy.co.uk/showthrea d.php?t=1739184 BrownishMonstar
  • Score: 0

11:16am Wed 12 Mar 14

AnthonyUK says...

These two people who do this are SAD and need a good hard labour punishment with prison for non compliance.
These two people who do this are SAD and need a good hard labour punishment with prison for non compliance. AnthonyUK
  • Score: 3

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