Friday, August 26, 2011

Cash machine attacked by woman wielding high-heeled shoe

A woman who attacked a cash machine in Wiltshire with a high-heeled stiletto, is being sought by police.

The cash machine, outside Barclays Bank in the Market Place in Chippenham, was struck "almost 50 times" by a woman shortly after midnight on 2 July. Officers said the woman stood at the cash machine for several minutes before removing her shoe and striking it.

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Both keypad and screen were damaged in the attack. Police are appealing for help to identify the woman. Wiltshire Police released CCTV footage of the incident on Wednesday.

A force spokesman said the reason for the attack was unknown, adding officers did not find the woman's card inside the machine. Det Con Richard Gardner said: "This was a completely senseless and inane act which caused sufficient damage to make the machine unusable for other customers."

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