Edinburgh card skimming: description of suspects

Police are hunting two men. Pic: Ian Rutherford.
Police are hunting two men. Pic: Ian Rutherford.
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Police have issued a description of two men they are hunting over card skimming devices found on city centre cash machines.

The devices were attached to the autotellers at the RS McColl store in Frederick Street and the Thomas Cook in Hanover Street on Saturday.

Both men were in the George Street and Frederick Street areas between around 7.15am and 7.45am.

The first man is dark skinned and with dark hair and was wearing a grey jumper and dark blue jeans. He was wearing white canvas shoes.

The second man is white, bald and wearing a light blue shirt and light grey jacket.

Pc Steven Skirving, who is leading the inquiry, said: “Due to the prompt discovery of these devices, I believe people who used the machines at RS McColl and Thomas Cook will not have had their accounts compromised, however I would still urge them to check their accounts and remain vigilant.

“Likewise, I would urge everyone who is using a cash machine to check carefully for hidden recording devices and to ensure they shield their hand when enterig a PIN number.

“If they do see something suspicious, they should not use the machine and are asked to call Police Scotland on 101 immediately.”