Men con Post Office out of cash

29 Jun 2016 09:00 AM

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Police are urging shop workers in Northumberland to be extra cautious after two men conned a Post Office cashier out of cash.

At 11.43am on Saturday, June 25,  two men went into the Post Office on Wagonway Road in Alnwick. They had £660 in £10 notes and asked to change it into £20 notes, which the staff member did. They then said they wanted Euro's instead and confused the cashier causing her to hand over more money than necessary.

We have descriptions of the two men both of Eastern European appearance:

One, early 30s, 5 feet 5" - 5 feet 6" tall, medium build, short dark hair and beard.  Wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, light coloured shirt and jeans.

Second, aged early 20s, 5 feet 3" tall, fat build, longer black and curly hair, wearing a white T-shirt and khaki coloured pants.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Post Office at the time or has been a victim of a similar con, known as 'ringing in the changes'.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number  056114A/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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