Men arrested on suspicion of ‘card skimming’

A skimming device. INPT22-015
A skimming device. INPT22-015

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud offences after a number of incidents of ‘card skimming’ across Northern Ireland, including County Armagh.

The pair were detained in Omagh on Thursday and are being questioned in connection with the placing of skimming devices on ATM machines across five counties.

Detective Inspector Colin Patterson said, “The devices largely consisted of a card reader and miniature camera. These instruments are tiny and can be easily missed by unsuspecting members of the public.

“I would encourage anyone using ATMs to take a good look at the machine prior to entering your card just to satisfy yourself that there are no issues.

“Anyone who suspects they may have had their details ‘skimmed’ can contact police on 101.”