Sunday 19 November 2017

Woman cautioned for ATM shoe attack

A woman who attacked a cash machine in Chippenham with her high-heeled shoe has been given a conditional caution
A woman who attacked a cash machine in Chippenham with her high-heeled shoe has been given a conditional caution

A woman who launched a "senseless" attack on a cash machine with her high-heeled shoe, hitting it almost 50 times, has been given a conditional caution, police have said.

In CCTV released by Wiltshire Police in August, the 39-year-old woman was seen approaching the Barclays cash dispenser in Chippenham before removing her shoe and striking the machine repeatedly.

The incident happened shortly after midnight on Saturday July 2 in the town's market place.

Police described the incident as "senseless and inane" and launched an appeal for the blonde-haired woman, who wore a white top.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "A 39-year-old woman from Chippenham was interviewed last week in relation to this incident and has today been given a conditional caution for the attack on the ATM.

"She has also repaid the bank for the damage caused."

The footage showed the woman standing at the cash machine for several minutes before launching her attack.

She appeared to make a second attempt to use the machine before removing her shoe again to repeat the attack.

At one point she also appeared to take a run up at the bank's hole-in-the-wall before striking it, damaging both the keypad and the screen and rendering it useless to other users.

Press Association

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