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7 February 2012, 05:00
Thames Valley Police are urging you to be vigilant when using cash machines after two cases of "skimming".
The was last Wednesday afternoon at the Co-operative store in Old Marston Road, Oxford.
A sticky silver-grey strip was put across the cash dispensing slot and stopped the money from being dispensed to the user after they put in their details.
After the user walks away from the machine, the person responsible for the sticky strip removes it and takes the cash which is attached to it.
A similar incident took place later that afternoon at the ATM at the Co-operative store in Lobstock Place, Didcot .
PC Martin Whaley, of Didcot police station, said:
“I appeal to anyone who has seen people acting suspiciously near to cash machine in Oxford and Didcot to contact police as you may be able to assist with our enquiries.
“I would also like to speak to anyone who thinks they may have been a victim of this to come forward and contact us. We believe the two incidents are linked.”
PC Whaley gave Heart these top tips to prevent cash point fraud: