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Kesgrave residents urged to be vigilant after man conned out of £100 by rogue trader




Police have issued a warning after a Kesgrave resident was conned out of £100 by a man posing as a car mechanic.

The victim, aged in his 60s, was outside his Edmonton Close home at 9am yesterday when he was approached by a man who said he worked for a local garage.

The man offered to fix a scratch on the victim's car and asked for an upfront payment of £100.

Police have issued a warning after a Kesgrave resident was conned out of £100 by a man posing as a car mechanic.
Police have issued a warning after a Kesgrave resident was conned out of £100 by a man posing as a car mechanic.

He then walked the victim to the Tesco Metro cash machine in Ropes Drive, accepted payment, and said he would return today to complete the work but did not turn up.

The man is described as white, 5ft 8, bald and of stocky build.

He was also wearing a light blue t-shirt and spoke with a local accent.

Police have today urged residents to be careful before handing over money or personal information to anyone offering work.

Officers added that residents should warn elderly relatives and neighbours about cold callers and rogue traders.

Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting 33482/21.

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