24th Jun, 2021

Police release pictures of 'elusive' cashpoint vandal who has stuck 50 times across Coventry, causing £20k worth of damage

THIS PICTURE has been released by police in a bid to catch an elusive cashpoint vandal who has struck almost 50 times across Coventry, causing £20,000 worth of damage.

Officers have seized ATM camera images of the man who has repeatedly attacked cashpoints at four Coventry Building Society branches since February.

He’s inserted a glue-like substance into the card reader at cashpoints in Tile Hill Lane, Jubilee Crescent, Earlsdon Street and Holbrook Lane.

As well as the damage and cost, he has also caused significant disruption and inconvenience for building society customers.

PC Andy Bishop said: “We issued an appeal for information in March but have since been working with security staff at the branches and have now recovered much better quality images.

“He’s proving somewhat of a Mr Elusive so far but we’re hopeful with these clearer images someone will recognise him and contact us.

“This is sheer mindless damage which is causing lots of hassle for staff and customers.”

He urged anyone who knew who the suspect was to call police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit it at west-midlands.police.uk via live chat.

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