Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Appeal after attempted fraud in ASDA Lancaster

Police are appealing for information after an attempted fraud at the First Choice travel agents at ASDA Lancaster.

At around 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon (15th September) a man went into the First Choice Travel Shop in the ASDA store on Ovangle Road. He approached the currency exchange counter and presented them with 30,000 Icelandic Krona for conversion back to Sterling but told the staff member that the money was Swedish Krona which is worth considerably more. The staff became suspicious and refused to change the money and the man left the store.

Officers investigating the offence have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the offence and are asking anyone with any information to come forward.

PC Ben Hanley said, “I would appeal to anyone who recognises the image of this man to contact us if they think they can help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information can contact police by calling the new non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number BB1203533 or alternatively, information can be passed via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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