Alert following the use of fake banknotes

Police are urging vigilance after two reports of fake banknotes being used to buy games consoles advertised on online platforms.

The incidents took place in the Stowmarket area on June 26 and 27 and involved a Playstation 4, worth £160 and an X-Box gaming console and headset etc, worth £260 advertised on online secondhand sites. When the purchasers arrived to pay and collect the goods they did so using fake banknotes and left before the victims were able to check the money used.

The main suspect is described as a white man, in his 30s, unshaven who spoken with a local accent. He was wearing dark shorts and a white t-shirt in one incident and black top in the other. He was driving dark vehicle, thought to be a Mercedes, possibly an A-Class model.

The second suspect is described as a woman aged 35 to 40 years of age, brown medium length hair, with a heavy build. She was wearing grey pyjama trousers and a pink pyjama top with a tattoo on the underside of her right wrist.

Police would like to hear from anybody who recognises the people involved to get in contact, quoting reference 35893/20 or 36030/20 via

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Phone – Call 101.

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form:

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