Police are appealing for members of the public to be vigilant around cash machines after an incident was reported in which two men tried to distract a man at a cash point in Hartlepool at around 7.15am on Monday 18th November 2013.
The man was at Yorkshire Bank cash machine on Church Street, Hartlepool when he was approached by two males who stood either side of him and engaged him in conversation as he completed his transaction in an attempt to distract him.
The man using the cash machine was vigilant and the two suspects left empty handed.
The two suspects were described as Eastern European males aged in their thirties, both wearing jeans, woollen hats and one wearing a leather jacket.
Police are warning members of the public to be cautious and to report any suspicious incidents on 101 or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.