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    WELSH BUDDAH wrote:
    GardenVarietyMushroo


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    Actually, I'm pretty sure that theft by finding 'is' a crime...
    Yes your correct it is a crime, but what I am saying is the man might of been down on his luck not a criminal. And people are warned all the time about crimes involving banks and money so people who allow this by accident or not should take some of the blame. There is no right and wrong I would say this crime was unfortunate and has grey areas its not straight forward. I am not saying the man was right for taking the cash what I am saying in the spur of the moment his brain went into overdrive and he could of been regretting his actions, the same as the person who left their money at the ATM.
    I may be mistaken, as I've never actually tried it out myself but I thought that most cash machines (ATM is such a horrible Americanism) withdraw the money back into the machine after a fairly short period if it remains untaken.

    If that's the case, the individual in question - whoever it was - is quite likely to have seen the careless victim walk away from the money before snatching it.
    I have been to a cashpoint and it was beeping with £20 sat there. While walking to the machine I did not see anyone around, so the time before it takes it back cannot be too short.

    I'm baffled that this is classed as theft. Morally it is wrong if you see the person who it belongs to, but some times you won't and some cash machines are not just for one bank."
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CCTV appeal after cashpoint theft

Free Press Series: CCTV appeal after cashpoint theft CCTV appeal after cashpoint theft

MONEY has been stolen from a Halifax cashpoint machine in Cwmbran.

A person made a withdrawal at about 10am on Tuesday, June 24th but left without taking the money from the ATM on the Mall.

But when they returned the money had gone.

Officers are trying to trace the man pictured who was in the area at the time and may be able to help them with their enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 126 24/06/14 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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