Bogus seller warning after Merstow Green distraction theft - The Evesham Observer

Bogus seller warning after Merstow Green distraction theft

Evesham Editorial 7th Dec, 2023   0

POLICE in Evesham are advising shoppers to be mindful of bogus charity workers following a robbery in the town.

On Wednesday, November 29, the victim was in Merstow Green car park when he was approached by a lady who asked him to sign a petition for a deaf charity.

Whilst the victim was chatting to the lady, she grabbed his wrist and stole his Rolex watch.

DC Griffiths said: “All genuine charity workers should have legitimate identification, documentation and a registered charity number on them. Don’t be afraid to ask to see them.

“Please report anyone people suspect of being a bogus charity collector via 101 and ask for police to attend to check the validity of the collector.”


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