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Stowmarket: Fake banknotes used to buy games consoles advertised online

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

The incidents, in the Stowmarket area on June 26 and 27, involved a Playstation 4, worth £160, and an X-Box gaming console and headset, worth £260, advertised on online second hand sites.

When the buyers arrived to pay and collect the goods, they used fake banknotes and left before the victims were able to check the money used.

Fake banknotes were used. Stock image
Fake banknotes were used. Stock image

The main suspect was a white man, in his 30s, who was unshaven and spoke 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 a dark vehicle, thought to be a Mercedes, possibly an A-Class model.

The second suspect was a woman, aged 35 to 40, with brown medium length hair and was 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 http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

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