Do you recognise this man? Police release image of Swindon scammer suspect

By Claire Dukes - 12 September 2018


Wiltshire Police have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a scam in Swindon.

The incident happened on 29 August 2018 when the victim, a man in his 30s, was approached in The Parade and offered a laptop for sale.

He was shown a computer in a laptop bag and went to a nearby cashpoint to withdraw the money.

He came back and handed the money over in exchange for the laptop bag, but when he later opened it he found there was no computer inside.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his 40s, wearing a hat, and he had two teenage men with him. They were all travelling in a silver Vauxhall Vectra.

PC Keith MacDonald, from CPT Support in Swindon, said: “Our enquiries have revealed that this vehicle was being driven on cloned number plates and we believe the offenders have travelled in from outside our force area.

“We have a very clear photograph of one of those in the car and we are hoping someone will recognise him and contact us.”

Attached is a photograph of one of the passengers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC MacDonald on 101, quoting crime reference number 54180081479. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

You can find more information about how to stay safe from fraud on Wiltshire Police's website.

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