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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Pensioners are being targeted at cashpoints at Berkshire supermarkets - police have said. Thames Valley Police is urging people using cash machines to be vigilant after a number of thefts from elderly people. Police say offenders have been approaching people at ATMs in Slough saying there something wrong with the machine before. The thieves often watch the user enter their pin and tampering with the keypad while the victim is attempting to withdraw cash. Officers say there are sometimes a number of suspects involved in confusing and distracting the victim. The victims then think their card has been kept by the machine when it has in fact been taken. Read More: Drivers set to be hit in the pocket as ULEZ expanded to Berkshire border Thames Valley Police said previous hotspots in the town include Tesco branches on Wellington Street, Grasmere Parade and Parlaunt Road and Sainsbury's on Uxbridge Road.
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. A number of incidents have been reported in recent days. A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: "If you are making a withdrawal at an ATM please be conscious of who is around you. If a stranger tries to interfere with the machine or distract your attention while you are using it be firm in asking them to move away. If you see or experience any suspicious incidents please make staff or security at the store aware immediately and contact Police on 101 or 999 if you feel it is appropriate. "If you have been a Victim of such a theft please ensure you contact your bank to cancel your card as soon as possible and contact Police via 101 or the online reporting facility on our website. If the offender is still in the vicinity use 999." Read next: Berkshire historic buildings, and infamous Broadmoor Hospital at risk of disappearing forever Berkshire bridge among most-bashed in Britain Temporary lights set to cause week of delays on Reading road 450-home development could transform part of Berkshire village
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