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Appeal after man cons people out of money by pretending to be injured in Darlington
5:52pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
A MAN has been conning people out of money by pretending to be injured and in need of help, police have said.
Officers in Darlington are urging people who may have been approached by the man, who claims to have been assaulted, to get in touch.
Inspector Dave Barker said: “We believe a man has approached a number of people and conned them out of money by claiming to have been assaulted and in need of medical help.
“He appears vulnerable and on occasions people have given him cash to help him on his way. While his behaviour is not threatening, he is portraying himself as something he is not and is deceiving people to obtain money fraudulently.”
Anyone who thinks they have been approached by him is asked to contact Darlington police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.
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