Northern Ireland

Skimming devices removed from three ATMs in Belfast

Police are examining skimming devices after removing them from three cash machines in Belfast city centre.

They were found on ATMs in Great Victoria Street, Fountain Street and Calendar Street.

The devices are believed to stop the card being returned, making it available for collection by criminals.

Police are warning the public to take care when removing money from cash machines.

They want anyone who notices anything attached to an ATM which looks out of place, to stop their transaction immediately and contact police as well as the bank.

Members of public who used cash machines on Friday morning at any of the streets mentioned above and were unable to retrieve their cards, are asked to contact their bank immediately.

The police said people should hide their pin number while taking out money at ATMs, as criminals may be watching.