Fuel scam warning

15:52 14 January 2014

A woman in her 60s was "touched inappropriately" in a WGC supermarket

A woman in her 60s was "touched inappropriately" in a WGC supermarket

Archant

Residents in West Norfolk are being warned to be vigilant to a potential scam in the area.

At approximately 12.30am on Tuesday December 1 a couple were flagged down by a male parked on the side of the A134 in Whittington, near Stoke Ferry.

The male, who spoke in broken English, stated that he had ran out of fuel and asked for cash to get some more. He gave the victim a business card and in turn, the driver handed over £20 to the male.

The offender then drove off, past a fuel station without stopping.

Officers are urging drivers to be vigilant and to be cautious when dealing with anyone who appears to be trying obtaining money in this way.

Anyone with information about this incident should call PC Teilo Pearce at Downham Market Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

More news stories

30 minutes ago
Man has his car seized in Wisbech for being twice the legal limit and being disqualified

A man was arrested in Wisbech yesterday for being twice the legal limit, disqualified from driving and without insurance.

Yesterday, 16:48
Doddington Community Hospital

Out-patient clinics at Doddington Hospital and Ely’s Princess of Wales Hospital are at risk unless a new provider can be found.

20 minutes ago
Deputy provincial grand master John Sherrill; vice chairman of W&DTN, Peter Fewster, Cambridgeshire free mason provincial junior grand warden, Mark Long; chairman of W&DTN Ann Shippey; provincial grand master Bill Dastur and committee member of W&DTN, John Richmond.

A local charity has been left ‘shocked’ at a generous donation from a group of Cambridge Free Mason Lodges.

28 minutes ago
Volunteers are encouraging people to Go Green for Macmillan in March

A week of fund raising is coming to March to help support people diagnosed with cancer.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up