Cash machine skimmer device warning

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WETHERBY Police are urging members of the public to take extra care at cash machines after a ‘skimming device’ was found on Saturday November 5 at an ATM machine at a Wetherby supermarket.

The device, records information needed to produce a cloned card at a later time.

Wetherby Police are urging members of the public, if they have any suspicions, to use another machine.

* Wetherby Police are urging residents to get their number plates covered with theft-proof screws in order to prevent them being stolen after a VW Golf on Ainsty Road, Wetherby, had its number plates stolen last week.

Insp Marcus Griffiths, of Wetherby Police, said: “We would recommend that residents get these fitted to prevent number plates being stolen as a method of crime prevention.”

Police statistics show stolen number plates are responsible for a number of crimes including avoiding speed camera fines and driving away from petrol stations without paying. Nationwide more than 40,000 number plates are stolen every year.

* A leather coat was stolen after intruders entered a house on Grovesnor Terrace, Wetherby, on November 9.

No other items are believed to have been taken.

Any Information to Wetherby Police on 0845 6060606 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

* A white Erf van was stolen overnight on November 10 to 11 on Car Lane, Wetherby.

The transport vehicle was later found and recovered by police in nearby Walshford.

* A phone and TV was stolen from a house on Nook Road in Scholes between 1am and 2am on November 11.

Information to Wetherby Police on 0845 6060606 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

*Police are appealing for more information after a Sat Nav was stolen from a Vauxhall Corsa at Hayton Wood View near Aberford at around 3.30am on November 14.

*A window was broken and smashed at Harris’s Bar in the centre of Wetherby in the early hours of Saturday morning on November 12.