East Devon shopkeepers asked to be vigilant

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Police are warning shopkeepers to keep an eye out for possible ‘dodgy notes’ after two incidents in Sidmouth and Colyford.

PC Richard Jenkins, neighbourhood beat manager for Seaton, said he has received reports of two to three men asking to change a large quantity of bank notes.

He said: “At 5.45pm on Thursday, June 23, at The Radway, Sidmouth and at 12.05pm on Friday, June 24, at the Post Office, Colyford, two or three males described as either Asian or East European attempted to change a large number of 10 and 20 pound banknotes.

“On both occasions they were refused.

“At this time this is considered suspicious behaviour and shopkeepers especially are asked to be vigilant.”


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Residents with any information about the two incidents should call 101 and quote log 700 of Thursday, June 23, for Sidmouth or log 330 of Friday, June 24, for Colyford.

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