July 6, 2020 12.12 pm This story is over 40 months old

Boston cash points tampered with by fraudsters

Police investigating cashpoint fraud in Boston

Reports of two cash-trapping devices fitted onto ATMs in Boston are being investigated by police.

The devices were fitted to the cash machines at Barclays Bank in Boston’s Market Place between 4pm on Tuesday, June 23 and 7pm on Thursday, June 25.

It means that when someone goes to draw money from the machine, it gets trapped and won’t be made available to the person.

Lincolnshire Police want to speak to the man photographed, and describe him as a man in his 40s close to 6ft tall, with receding hair.

Officers are also asking for people to report any incidents nearby involving ATMs that may have been tampered with.

If your card is swallowed or cash isn’t presented, police encourage you to call the bank or card company straight away.

Anyone who recognises the man has been asked to contact police by calling 101, using incident number 20000325588, or emailing [email protected].