CCTV clue in Heysham Post Office scam

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TWO men stole £250 from a district Post Office using what police believe to be a professional scam.

The offence took place at around 11.50am on Friday, June 15 in the Post Office section of the McColl’s store on Oxcliffe Road, Heysham.

One of the men approached the till with £480 in £20 notes and asked the cashier to change them for £10 notes.

The man then handed the money back to the cashier, removing a section of it with his other hand.

A second man then appeared and explained that they wanted the cash to be sent to Spain so when his friend withdraws it, it will be in £10 notes.

The cashier tells the pair this will need to be done with a money transfer and the second man has asked for a form to take away and asked for the £10 notes to be changed back to £20 notes.

The cashier has done this believing that £480 in £10 notes was on the counter when in reality £250 had been taken out.

Police have issued CCTV images of two men they want to speak with in connection with the offence.

The first man is described as being around 35 years old with receding ginger hair. He was wearing a beige jacket with a black T-shirt underneath and spoke in an Eastern European accent, possibly Polish.

The second man is also believed to be around 35, with shoulder-length black, greasy hair. He was wearing a grey T-shirt with a white logo covering the front and is also thought to be Eastern European, possibly Turkish.

PC Thomas Draper said: “I believe this is a professional scam and that the offenders have likely committed the same offence elsewhere.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.