Man loses £210 in Kesgrave used car parts scam
- Credit: Gregg Brown
A man in his 60s was defrauded out of £210 after a man offered to sell him used car parts in Kesgrave but never showed up.
The incident took place in Main Road on Saturday, October 23 at about 2pm, police say.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "A man approached the victim, and engaged him in conversation.
"He claimed he had the same make of car as the victim and his had failed its MOT.
"As a consequence, he claimed he was breaking up his car and was offering the parts for sale at £210."
The victim then gave the man the £210. The suspect said he would return either an hour and a half later or the following day with the parts but never did.
The suspect is described as being white with short blonde/ginger thinning hair and having a well-groomed beard.
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He is approximately 5ft 8ins tall, aged in mid-forties to fifties and has tattoos on his lower arm.
Anyone with any information on the incident should contact Woodbridge police, quoting crime number 37/61137/21.
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