Police release CCTV images in King’s Lynn suspected fraud appeal

Officers want to speak to two women who targeted two stores in the town.

Police are keen to speak to two women in connection with two cases of suspected fraud in King's Lynn.

The women visited two different stores in the town and attempted to convert cash into different notes and Euros - confusing the shop staff into handing over extra money.

Both incidents took place on Thursday, November 24 between 7.20pm and 7.50pm with the first taking place in Argos.

Two women entered the store and one asked for �240 in 10 pound notes to be changed into 20 pound notes. When the cashier passed the cash to her she passed some onto her accomplice. She then asked for it to be in Euros instead and then asked for it to be put back into 10 pound notes.

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The cashier did not check the money and put it back in the till before giving her �240 in 10 pound notes. Effectively, cash to the value of �380 pounds was fraudulently obtained.

The second incident occurred at B&Q on Hansa Road a short while later. Two women entered the store and one asked for �200 to be changed into 10 pound notes but confused the cashier who stopped the process.

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The second female went to the customer service desk and asked for around �60 to be changed into 20 pound notes and then confused the cashier asking for another �100 to be changed into Euros. The cashier gave her an extra �100.

Anyone who recognises the two individuals shown in the CCTV images or has knowledge of either incident should contact PC Peter Burt at South and West Lynn Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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