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Selby Stores Warned to be on Guard After Cash Scam

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2:11pm 4th January 2013

Selby police have released an image of two women they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of cash from the Candy Store in Brook Street, Selby.

At around 8.20pm on Friday 28 December 2012, two women purchased a bottle of water from the shop.

They then asked for £180 in £10 notes to be changed into £20 notes. Once the shop keeper had exchanged the money, the women then claimed they asked for 20 pence pieces, not pounds.

They then exchanged the money again, with the shopkeeper handing back the women’s original money and the women returning the £20 notes.

The shop realised that cash had been taken when they added up the day’s takings later that day. It is believed a total of £150 went missing during the exchange.   

Police are appealing for anyone who can help identify the two women from the CCTV to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Heather Wilkinson. Or you can email her at heather.wilkinson@northyorkshire.police.pnn.co.uk

Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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