CCTV appeal following fraud in Doncaster
South Yorkshire Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident of fraud.
It is reported that a man entered a property in the Armthorpe area of Doncaster under the false pretences of selling tobacco.
He then handed the victim, who is a 66-year-old woman several bags which contained cardboard boxes filled with wood instead of tobacco.
She handed him £2,350 in exchange.
The offence is thought to have taken place on 11 March 2020 at around 1pm.
As part of an ongoing investigation, officers have now launched a public appeal.
Police are asking for public assistance to identify the man in the image as he may be able to assist with the investigation.
This morning, a statement was released regarding the CCTV appeal following this most recent incident of fraud in Doncaster.
A spokesperson said:
“Do you recognise him?
“If you have any information, please contact 101 quoting crime reference number 14/49108/20.
“Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”