Skimming device found at Sunderland ATM

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TWO people have been arrested after a skimming device was recovered from a cash machine at a Sunderland bank.

The item, which is used to read people’s card details and can then be used to be obtain cash illegally, was found at a machine at Barclays, in The Green, Southwick.

An eagle-eyed member of the public alerted police after spotting the device being used.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “At 7.47pm on Saturday, August 16, police received a report of two men acting suspiciously at the ATM machine at Barclays Bank, in The Green, Southwick.

“Officers attended and a skimming device was recovered from the machine.

“Two men aged 36 and 33 were arrested on suspicion of fraud and have been bailed pending further inquiries.

“It does appear that this was an isolated incident.

“If anyone does see anything suspect around cash machines, please report it to police.”

Anyone who suspects they have seen fraudulent activity happening should call Northumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.