Suspect uses fake ID to steal £700 from Harleston pub

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More than £700 was stolen from a pub in Harleston after a suspect used false identification to deceive the owner.

The incident occurred at The Cherry Tree in London Road on Thursday, March 5 at around 7.15pm, when a man showed the pub’s owner an ID with a false name and asked to collect money and fishing permit books on behalf of a local angling club, which the owner then handed over.

The fraud was reported three weeks later, after the secretary of the angling club arrived to collect the books and cash, only to be told they had already been taken.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5ft 11ins tall, with short hair and glasses. He was wearing a dark coloured flat cap, dark green combat trousers and a dark coloured waterproof type jacket and he drove off in a small red van.

Anybody with information should contact PC Andrew Birdsey at Diss Police Station on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.