Duo arrested after Hampshire cashpoints targeted in scam

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TWO men have been arrested in connection with a cashpoint scam that targeted a machine in Portsmouth.

At least 25 people have fallen victim to the con at cashpoints across Hampshire in the past three weeks, including one incident at the Co-op in Havant Road, Drayton.

Police made the arrests near High Street, Southampton following a call from a member of the public who saw the men acting suspiciously.

In the last few weeks thieves have been placing a device with a sticky strip over cash dispensers, stopping the money from coming out so that customers would think the machines were faulty.

There were 23 incidents reported between the end of March and April 16.

A 30-year-old man from Essex and a 33-year-old man from Southampton have been arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal.