Police recover ‘suspicious device’ from side of Sheffield bank

Police have recovered a ‘suspicious device’ attached to a cash machine at a bank in Sheffield.  

Officers recovered the item yesterday from the now closed NatWest bank in Bellhouse Road, Firth Park, yesterday. 

The device recovered by police.

The device recovered by police.

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In a statement, police said they believe it was a skimming device – an electronic object which criminals use to read a victim’s pin number. 

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They added: “This has been removed for evidence and in the process of an early investigation. 

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“Please take the time to check the machine you intend to use and look for unusual objects attached directly above the keypad or around it and loose card readers.”