CCTV appeal after cash theft from ATM outside Tamworth store

Friday, 8th January 2021

  • The festive thief stole the money on Christmas Eve
  • CCTV has been released by the Police today (Friday 8 January)

POLICE in Tamworth are asking the public if they recognise a man responsible for the theft of money from a Cash Machine at Asda on Christmas Eve.

On the morning of 24 December, a female withdrew money from the cash machine outside the supermarket but unfortunately forgot to pick it up.

A male did however pick this money up, but he was clearly not full of festive spirit and instead he took the dishonest decision to steal the unknown amount of cash.

A balding man, believed to be in his 40s, wearing a black bomber jacket, blue jeans and blue face mask was seen on CCTV to be taking the money.

In releasing the image, a spokesperson for Staffordshire Police has said: 

“Do you recognise this man? He was caught on camera committing theft at an Asda store in Tamworth and police are seeking witnesses or those who may know him to come forward.

“On 24 December 2020, at the Asda site on the Ventura Retail Park, Bonehill, at about 11.45 am we received a call from a woman stating she had withdrawn money from an ATM outside the store but forget to take it.

“A man, aged in his 40s and balding, who was wearing a blue mask with a black bomber-style jacket and blue jeans then approached the machine and takes the cash before the ATM can withdraw it again. He then walked off into the carpark.”

CCTV image of the man responsible for the theft.

CCTV image of the man responsible for the theft.

PCSO Joe Mason, from the Tamworth policing team, said:

“Do you recognise the man in the CCTV image?

“We are asking anyone who might have been outside the store at the time and who saw anything, or saw which direction the man left, or anyone who might recognise the man in the image to come forward and help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 223 of 24 December, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Here at Tamworth Informed, we want to say a huge thank you to all NHS Staff, Care Workers, Emergency Service Workers, Shop Staff and anyone else helping to keep us safe, healthy, fed, watered or connected to vital services during this difficult of the 3rd National Lockdown. Please stay safe and look after each other.

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced that England was to enter a National Lockdown, meaning that we should all stay at home. 

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> You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
> You must not leave your home unless necessary.
> Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

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