Scammer who targeted Peterborough train station businesses wanted

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A man who has scammed businesses out of cash at Peterborough station is wanted by police.

Since January 31 there have been five separate incidents at retail outlets and cafes at the station who have all reportedly been scammed in the same way, with the most recent being at Whistlestop Café on February 21.

A man has entered the premises and purchased items under £5. He then pays with a £20 note. Upon receiving his change he then quickly hides the £10 on his person, claims he has been short changed and persuades the cashier to hand over a £10 note.

PC Wendy Freeman

Now British Transport Police (BTP) have issued CCTV pictures of a man they want to trace in connection with the incidents.

PC Wendy Freeman, from BTP, explains: “On each occasion a man has entered the premises and purchased items under £5. He then pays with a £20 note. Upon receiving his change he then quickly hides the £10 on his person then claims he has been short changed and persuades the cashier to hand over another £10 note.

“After reviewing CCTV it is apparent that the man has been targeting retail premises at the station over the past few months to operate a money scam. If you know who the man pictured is, or know of his current whereabouts please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting incident reference M/B9 of 11/03/2015. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.