Forensics officers could hold the key to finding scammers who put a skimming device on a Dundee cash machine.
Police are investigating after the device, which scans people’s cards as they withdraw money, was discovered at the Co-op on St Boswells Terrace on Tuesday night.
The alarm was raised when a young woman put her card in the machine and a message came up saying it was out of service.
She immediately alerted the security guard at the shop who found a skimming device on the machine.
The police were called and officers attended at around 8pm. Forensics arrived later to look for clues over who installed the device.
Residents in the area said it was concerning that their local machine had been targeted, with one woman claiming she would never use it again.
One resident, Thomas Reid, 34, who works as a warehouse operative, said: “The first I saw of it was on the Tele’s Facebook page and I spoke to somebody in the shop about it later on.
“The same thing happened on St Giles Terrace a while back and I actually used that one twice the day before the skimming device was found on it, so I was lucky that time.
“Since then I have always covered my pin number but it’s still concerning that this has happened on another machine as I use it all the time.”
One neighbour returned from work on Tuesday to find officers at the shop.
She said: “A woman had used it and a message came up on the screen and she called the police immediately.
“At first there were two police standing at the machine and I thought it had been robbed. Another police car turned up followed by a van and then the forensics came. I’ve lived here a long time and I’ve never experienced anything like this before.”
Police Scotland urged the public to take caution and appealed for anyone who saw suspicious activity around the ATM to contact them.