Pair wanted in connection with Gosport card skimming operation

WANTED The two men suspected of planting the device in the cash machine in Asda
WANTED The two men suspected of planting the device in the cash machine in Asda
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THESE two men are being hunted by police on suspicion of running a sophisticated card skimming operation.

Police in Gosport are warning members of the public who recently used two cashpoints that their money may be at risk after evidence of machines used to copy card information was discovered.

WANTED The two men suspected of planting the device in the cash machine in Asda

WANTED The two men suspected of planting the device in the cash machine in Asda

One device was found attached to the Natwest ATM inside Asda in Dock Road and signs of a second, which had been removed, were at Morrisons in Walpole Road.

Officers are urging people that used either cashpoint between April 24 and April 28 to check their accounts and contact their backs immediately.

Over four nights two men were caught on Asda’s CCTV arriving in high-visibility jackets and apparently fiddling with the cashpoints in the early hours of the morning.

PC Dave Lynn of Gosport’s Town Team said: ‘I noticed the first machine at Asda and went to check other cash points in the area.

‘There wasn’t one at Morrisons but there was a gap where you could see one had been.

‘Anyone who has used these machines needs to check their accounts and contact their banks.

‘Because of how the stolen details are shipped and often used abroad they can take a long time before they actually get used.

‘So people need to be aware.’

He added that the two men appeared to be very familiar with the technology they were using.

‘One of them definitely knows what he is doing,’ he said. ‘So there could be others out there.

‘People should always check the card reader for any movement, because it shouldn’t move.’

Police are keen to speak to a man in dark clothing who can be seen approaching the pair in the Asda CCTV and a car which drove past them in the car park. Witnesses can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.