Police warning after conterfeit Scottish notes used in Newton Abbot

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(Last Updated On: September 7, 2017)

Police have received reports of counterfeit Scottish £20 notes being used in Newton Abbot.

The notes were passed to a business in the town yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 6 September.

Police say the suspects are three white men with strong southern Irish accents. They are described as:

5ft 6ins, large build, short fair hair, and wearing a green top
5ft 8ins, short dark hair, and wearing a checked shirt
5ft 7ins, well built, very short dark hair, neatly trimmed beard, dark hoodie, dark shoes and white ankle socks

A spokesperson said:
“Please can all business owners be aware and check large denominations to ensure they are genuine. Report any forged notes passed to 101. If you are suspicious, do not take the notes and note down a description of the suspect. If you have CCTV, point it out to the suspect for a clear facial shot. If the cash is left, try to handle it by the corners and place it in an envelope,”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting log 474 06/09/2017.

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