Police hunt man who tricked Southsea businesses into giving him money

Police are hunting a man who tricked two businesses in Southsea into giving him money with the promise of cost price goods.

Tuesday, 2nd January 2018, 12:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd January 2018, 3:50 pm
Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

On Thursday December 21 the man approached two businesses and offered cost price alcohol and cigarettes for sale.

He claimed to be from a local shop, and said it was closing down.

Once he had been paid he left the shops saying he would return with the goods, but he did not come back.

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Officers are looking to hear from anyone who has been a victim of a similar crime in the area.

If you recognise this man, or have any other information call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 44170494433.