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Bury St Edmunds bogus cold calling incident sees victim conned out of £120



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A victim was conned out of £120 during a bogus cold caller incident in Bury St Edmunds.

Last Friday at around 3pm, a resident in Vinery Road was visited by a man, described as being in his 50s, who claimed to be a neighbour.

The man said he worked for Mercedes and could get hold of parts cheaper.

Vinery Road, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google.
Vinery Road, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Google.

He also offered the victim a free spare tyre.

The victim gave the man £120 cash and he left and did not return.

The man is described as white, in his 50s, large/thick set and with stubble.

He was also driving a BMW vehicle.

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact the Crime Coordination Centre quoting reference SC-16102021-110.

Officers are also reminding residents to be vigilant and not purchase services offered by cold callers.

For further advice, go to: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

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