Police warning over cash theft device

Residents in Lakenheath are being urged to take care when using cash machines after a theft device was found on a machine in the town.

The grey plastic strip was found covering the cash dispensing slot of the machine in the High Street on Tuesday. A similar device was found yesterday.

The device works by rapping cash behind it, allowing the thief to collect the money later. Police are only aware of one victim who lost a small amount of cash.

Police would like to speak to a man in connection to the incident the occurred in Lakenheath on Wednesday 1 August.

He is described as late 20s to early 30s, around 5’ 11”, with short dark hair. He was wearing dark blue jeans, a grey collard shirt and a black zip-up jacket.

Calls can be made to PC Phil Smith, quoting crime number MH/12/1484 on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.