Police are investigating whether a Chester city centre cash machine has been targeted by card skimmers.
Cheshire Constabulary received numerous reports of ‘suspicious activity’ at the ATM on St Werburgh Street in Town Hall Square on Monday (October 24).
A force spokesman told The Chronicle a search of the area by officers did not yield anything suspicious, but investigations are currently ongoing.
Det Con Tony Condon said: “We would always advise that it is good practice to be vigilant wherever whenever you use a cash machine and to be aware of any suspicious activity around cash points, which may be an attempt to deploy a device.
“If you want to report any suspicious activity or have been a victim of an ATM scam, please contact us.”
It comes just two days after officers in Ellesmere Port confirmed an illegal card-swallowing device had been fitted to a cash machine on Ledsham Road, leading to one victim later having funds withdrawn from their account by the scammers.
Anyone with any information about the alleged incidents on St Werburgh Street are asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 980 of October 24, 2016.