Fraudster strikes in Huntingdon

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.


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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.

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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.

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