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Police release CCTV after fake notes used in South Norfolk




Police are warning residents and retailers to be vigilant after receiving reports of fake £20 notes being passed on in South Norfolk.

Norfolk Constabulary said there have recently been a number of reports where fake notes have been used in licenced premises, particularly in the Harleston area.

Three offences were recorded on Saturday, April 28. At 4.20pm, fake notes were used at The Wortwell Bell, in High Road, Wortwell, then at Smokey Joe's Restaurant, in Norwich Road, Ditchingham, and finally at 6.25pm at Momoji Japanese restaurant in Harleston.

In all three incidents a man has entered the premise and bought a drink with a fake Royal Bank of Scotland £20 note. He has then taken the change and left.

CCTV released by Norfolk Constabulary following the use of fake notes in South Norfolk. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary. (1946670)
CCTV released by Norfolk Constabulary following the use of fake notes in South Norfolk. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary. (1946670)

The police have now released CCTV images of individuals and a vehicle they would like to trace to in connection with the incident.

Retailers are being urged to be vigilant and to take crime prevention measures, such as using a UV light or a testing pen which will indicate whether a note is genuine.

CCTV released by Norfolk Constabulary following the use of fake notes in South Norfolk. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary. (1946674)
CCTV released by Norfolk Constabulary following the use of fake notes in South Norfolk. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary. (1946674)

PC Louise Hamilton-Rout said: "It's concerning to hear of these fake notes being circulated and I would ask people to examine cash carefully.

"If someone tries to offer you any fake notes, or you know any information about those involved in the circulation of counterfeit money, please contact Op Solve via 101 or retailreports@norfolk.pnn.police.ukor you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”



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