POLICE are investigating a fraud in which a man and a woman were sold what they believed was a laptop computer but was actually a bag of potatoes.

POLICE are investigating a fraud in which a man and a woman were sold what they believed was a laptop computer but was actually a bag of potatoes.

The incident took place between 12.30pm and 1.15pm on Tuesday, September 28 opposite the Savers shop in High Street, Huntingdon.

The victims were approached by a man who offered them a laptop computer for sale. He took them to a car park at the rear of Domino’s Pizza where they viewed the laptop in a rucksack and agreed to buy it, along with an iPhone.

They then visited Lloyds back and withdrew £650 in cash before handing it to the fraudster who took them back to the car park and handed them the rucksack.

However, when the victims later looked in the rucksack they discovered only a bag of potatoes and some cardboard.

The man is described as white, about 30, more than six foot tall, with reddish brown hair and stubble. He wore light blue jeans.

PC Lorna Owen, from Huntingdon Police Station, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about who this man might be to contact police. I would also urge people to only purchase goods from genuine companies and make sure they know exactly who they’re buying from.”

INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact PC Owen or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.