Police investigating an attempted theft in Jarrow release an image of a man they want to find

Northumbria Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with an attempted theft.
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Police investigating an attempted theft in South Tyneside have released an image of a man that they would like to trace.

It was reported to officers that shortly before 11.50am on Saturday, October 28, a man approached a cash machine outside of the TSB Bank, on Ellison Street, in Jarrow.

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The man has then proceeded to attach a small device to the machine which enables card details, including PIN numbers, to be scanned after use.

Police are appealing to members of the public for help in finding the man. Photo: Northumbria Police.Police are appealing to members of the public for help in finding the man. Photo: Northumbria Police.
Police are appealing to members of the public for help in finding the man. Photo: Northumbria Police.

Officers say that he has then left the area on foot.

The device was spotted by a member of the public who then alerted staff at the bank before it could be used.

It was then later reported to Northumbria Police who launched an investigation.

Inquiries are ongoing and on Wednesday, December 20, police are appealing to members of the public for help in tracing a man in connection with the incident.

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They say he was in the area at the time of the offence and could have information which assists the investigation.

The man, or anyone who knows him, is asked to contact police via the ‘Report’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101 quoting crime number: 136690J/23.