DEVICE ATTACHED TO ATM
Gardai in Mitchelstown are investigating an incident that took place at the ATM at the permanent tsb bank in the town this week, writes Brian Moore. Garda Inspector Tony O’Sullivan from Fermoy said that a device was attached to the ATM sometime in the early hours of Tuesday morning, June 14.
“This device is designed to stop money coming out of the machine and the modus operandi is when the customer leaves the scene - the apparatus would be removed and the money taken,” Inspector O’Sullivan said.
Speaking to The Avondhu, a spokesperson for permanent tsb, Mitchelstown confirmed that the ATM had been tampered with on Monday night but stated that the banking details of customers have not been compromised in any way.
“A full investigation into the matter is currently under way with the relevant authorities including local Gardai and the bank’s fraud team. The bank treats security as a matter of top priority and constantly upgrades its physical and technical security procedures and ATM machines to minimise security threats for customers and the bank,” the spokesperson said.
Gardai in Mitchelstown are examining CCTV footage.
“We would remind ATM users to be vigilant at all times. If you see anything at all that looks suspicious contact your local gardai,” Inspector O’Sullivan advised.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mitchelstown gardai on 025-84833.
Thursday 16th June 7:52pm