In the first incident, a man was using an ATM on Forest Road, Hurstville, about 4pm on Friday 17 July 2015. As the money was being dispensed from the machine, it was stolen by an unknown man, who then rode away on a bicycle.
The second incident occurred at the same ATM about 4.50pm on Monday 20 July 2015. Police believe the same unknown man stole a woman’s money as it was being dispensed from the machine.
Police are investigating both incidents and would like to speak to a man who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.
He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged between 20 and 30 years old, about 165cm tall, with a thin build. He is further described as having black, shaggy hair and wearing dark clothing. On both occasions he was riding a bicycle.
Police would also like to speak to any other victims who have not yet spoken to police.
Meanwhile, police are offering the following advice to all ATM users:
- Ensure that nobody observes your PIN being entered into an ATM
- If you notice suspicious behaviour near an ATM, do not proceed with your transaction
- When using an ATM, cover the keypad when entering your PIN
- Keep an eye out for people looking over your shoulder
- Avoid making large deposits or withdrawals in the evenings
Police urge anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.