Police appeal after men allegedly tried to sell fake phone in St Albans
- Credit: Archant
Police are appealing for witnesses after two men allegedly approached members of the public in St Albans and tried to sell them a new Samsung Galaxy S5 which was actually a fake.
An 18-year-old and a 19-year-old, both from Edmonton, have been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened in St Peter’s Street between 10.45am and 11.45am on Thursday, September 18.
Both men are currently on police bail until November 22 while investigations continue.
PC Rebecca Spittle is investigating and said: “Firstly, I would appeal to anyone who believes they may have been a victim of this alleged fraud to contact me with information.
“I would also like to ask members of the public to be aware of the scam and not to buy any phones in these circumstances and report any suspicious activity to police.”
You may also want to watch:
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Spittle on 01707 806812 or via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, you could be entitled to a reward.
- 1 City centre road closures are blocking ambulances, meeting hears
- 2 Planning permission granted for 45-home London Colney development
- 3 Man in his 80s dies after collision between lorry and mobility scooter
- 4 11 of St Albans' prettiest streets
- 5 Anti-vaxers condemned for intimidating behaviour and dangerous posters
- 6 Classic cars raise money for three Harpenden charities
- 7 Remembering one of Hertfordshire's best-known estate agents
- 8 Urgent care hub to be created at St Albans City Hospital
- 9 An old friend returns after 30 years
- 10 Foodies lap up tastes of Harpenden