Police seek witnesses to attack on cash machine in Eastbourne


Police investigating an attack at an ATM cash machine in Eastbourne are keen to trace two potential witnesses.

Officers believe at least two men, armed with tools, smashed the front of the machine at Waitrose in Old Town’s High Street and tried to gain entry sometime between 1am and 3am on Wednesday February 12. They left empty-handed when they were disturbed.

Detectives are keen to talk to two witnesses - a man wearing a black rucksack on his back and a woman wearing black clothing and boots who attended the machine separately and walked away. The woman returned to her car immediately, possibly believing the machine had been damaged.

Detective Constable Peter Coutts said, “It is believed that a man, wearing a light-coloured hoody with the hood up, may have spoken to the woman as she is seen to walk away before reaching the machine.

“It’s vital we locate this woman as she may have valuable information that could help trace these men.

“If you were in the area and visited this cash machine, where they may have left debris, or spoke to someone in relation to it, you could help us with our inquiry.

“If you have any information please contact Sussex Police by calling 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting 87 of 12/2 or you could call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”