Police urge caution after attempted car buying scam in Weeting

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Police want to hear from anyone who has been victim of a used car buying scam where the potential buyers have tried to make the car appear faulty, following an attempt in Weeting.

Norfolk Police are warning car sellers to be on their guard after two men and two women, one of whom was pregnant, went an address in St Edmund Road, Weeting, at about 12.30pm on Monday December 7 to look at a car the victim was selling.

While looking at the vehicle they are believed to have put oil into the water tank, while the victim was distracted, in an attempt to suggest the car had a faulty gasket so they could negotiate a cheaper price.

The four, all believed to be Asian, were challenged and left the scene in a silver Audi A6.

Police would like to hear from anyone who has been approached in a similar way or has information relating to the incident.

Witnesses are asked to contact Sgt Chris Archer at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org