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Women try to con shop assistant

PUBLISHED: 14:28 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:35 12 July 2010

Two women attempted to con a shop assistant at the Co-Op store in London Road, Harleston, into handing over a large amount of money.

The incident happened just after 9am on Saturday, and the shop assistant was asked to exchange an amount of £20 notes into coins, but refused.

Two women attempted to con a shop assistant at the Co-Op store in London Road, Harleston, into handing over a large amount of money.

The incident happened just after 9am on Saturday, and the shop assistant was asked to exchange an amount of £20 notes into coins, but refused.

The women are described as Asian in appearance. Both wore saris and had only their faces on display, and were of medium build, aged in their late 30s and about 5ft 6ins in height.

Police spokesman, Superintendent Paul Sanford, said: “Shopkeepers need to be aware of this type of con and refuse similar requests. Offenders often try to confuse the situation to falsely obtain more change in exchange for a smaller amount of cash and I would ask that if this happens in your store that you contact us immediately on 0845 456 4567.”


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