Fraud crime in Thetford and King’s Lynn

17:07 09 January 2013

Police believe two burglaries in Gressenhall may be linked

Police believe two burglaries in Gressenhall may be linked

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Police in Norfolk are appealing for information after two fraud-related crimes were committed in the county on the same day.

The first happened at the Londis Store on York Way, Thetford, between 5.50pm and 6pm on Monday, January 7.

A man entered the store and obtained £350 credit on a pre-paid American Express card before making off from the scene without paying for it.

The man is described as white, of medium build, approximately 25 years old and with fair hair.

In the second offence, a man entered the Costcutter store on Loke Road in King’s Lynn at around 6.45pm on the same day and asked for £350 credit on a similar American Express card.

The offender then left without paying.

In both cases, the card was detained by the shopworker and is being examined by Norfolk police crime scence investigation team.

The card, however, had been cloned from another card so the account was still accessible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Rob Dewhurst at Thetford police station or PC Andy Wise at King’s Lynn police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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