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Con artists confuse shop staff
9:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
CON artists managed to swindle hundreds of pounds out of a Colchester shop by confusing a shop assistant.
CCTV images have been released of three women who managed to bamboozle the member of staff from Peacocks, Priory Walk, Colchester, into handing over cash and refunds.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: “At around 4.45pm on February 20 three women bought three leather jackets worth just over £200 from Peacocks.
“The women then asked for a refund for the jackets and distracted and confused the sales assistant into refunding the cost of the items plus an extra £150.”
Anyone who can identify the women call PC Karen Mortimer at Colchester police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.