Detectives in hunt for golf club conman

DETECTIVES are today hunting for a cashmere-clad conman who targeted golf clubs in the Ipswich area. The man is believed to have attempted to cash bogus cheques at two clubs while dressed in traditional golfing attire in an attempt to trick staff into believing he was a member.

DETECTIVES are today hunting for a cashmere-clad conman who targeted golf clubs in the Ipswich area.

The man is believed to have attempted to cash bogus cheques at two clubs while dressed in traditional golfing attire in an attempt to trick staff into believing he was a member.

It is understood that Rushmere Golf Club, in Rushmere Heath, and Ipswich Golf Club, in Bucklesham Road, have both been targeted in the scam.

The incidents took place on December 2 and 3.

It is believed the man attempted to cash cheques in the clubs' golf shops.

Police were today remaining tight-lipped on their investigation into the con.

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But a constabulary spokesman confirmed enquiries were currently ongoing and that no arrests had yet been made in relation to the incidents.

Neither Rushmere nor Ipswich golf clubs wished to comment on the matter today.

Those with information on the incidents are asked to contact police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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