- £650 laptop…sorry…I meant potatoes
quite a common form of theft by deception, usual one is video cameras, they show you a camera in a bag, take the money then swap the bag for an identical one with half a brick in it. If you are buying stolen goods off the street you’re not likely to be keen to hang around and check the contents, deserve what they get mind.Posted 8 years agoJamieMember
Couple victims of laptop ‘potato’ fraud in Huntingdon
A man and a woman paid £650 for what they believed to be a laptop computer – only to discover they had been sold a bag of potatoes.
The couple were approached on Tuesday by a man in Huntingdon High Street who offered to sell them a laptop.
They viewed the laptop in a rucksack and withdrew £650 in cash from a bank to pay the man.
They later found potatoes and cardboard in the bag. Police appealed for anyone with information to contact them.
The seller was described as white, aged about 30, at least 6ft with reddish brown hair and stubble. He wore light blue jeans.Posted 8 years ago
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