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WITNESS APPEAL: Pensioner scammed at ATM machine

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

A MAIDSTONE man has been arrested after a pensioner was scammed whilst using a cash machine.

It is alleged two men approached the victim at an ATM in The Pavilion, Tonbridge, and then distracted him by telling him the machine was faulty.

The victim then discovered cash had been stolen while he was talking to the suspects.

A 24-year-old man from Stratford, Greater London and a 23-year-old man from Maidstone, were arrested in connection with the incident.

They were later bailed to return to the police station on March 18 and 19, pending further enquiries.

Investigating officer, PC Lucy Gentry of the Chief Constable’s Crime Squad said: “We are appealing for witnesses or anybody with information that may help the investigation to call the appeal line.

“We would also like to hear from anybody who was approached by two men at Tonbridge cashpoints in similar circumstances.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact us on 01622 604100, quoting crime reference number 46/26966/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form on their website.