Appeal after £250 ATM theft in Lancaster

Latest news.
Latest news.

A CCTV image of a possible witness has been released after £250 was stolen from a cash machine.

The theft happened after a woman used the ATM outside Nat West Bank on Church Street, Lancaster, on Tuesday, May 6 at around 5pm.

She left her bank card in the machine after obtaining a receipt and walked away.

Someone else came to the machine and withdrew £250 from the customer’s account.

“Enquiries with the bank and CCTV has, so far, been unfruitful however we have identified a woman we would like to speak to,” said a police spokesman.

“She is a potential witness to the theft and we believe that she could aid our investigation.

“The female in the attached CCTV still was stood quite close to the ATM when the customer was present. The same female is still stood at the same location when the unauthorised withdrawal took place and for some minutes afterwards.

“The bank card also remains outstanding.”

Anybody with any information can call police on 101 quoting Crime Number BA1405571 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.