Card skimming device found on cash machine

Police have warned the public to be aware after a card skimming device was found on an ATM machine.

Police have warned the public to be aware after a card skimming device was found on an ATM machine.

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Police are warning the public to be on their guard after a skimming device was found on a cash machine.

The device had been placed on a Royal Bank of Scotland Cashline machine at the Morrisons supermarket in Dedridge Road North, Livingston

Police were notified around 9.15pm last night, and the device was recovered.

Officers are appealing for any information regarding the incident, and want to trace two men who were seen at the cash machine just after 8pm.

The first suspect is described as white, 6ft to 6ft 2ins tall, medium build, with broad shoulders and short cropped hair, wearing a dark jacket.

The other man is described as white, 5ft 9ins to 5ft 11ins tall, slim build, wearing a hooded top and short cropped hair.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At this time we are warning members of the public to be on their guard for any unusual looking equipment attached to cash machines, or anyone acting suspiciously in nearby areas.

“If you have any concerns about a cash machine, do not use it, and contact police immediately.

“We are carrying out inquiries in order to trace the two men who were seen close to the cash machine at Morrisons last night, and we would appeal to anyone who noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.