Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

CCTV pictures of Ilfracombe counterfeit cash spree

21:07 24 July 2014

Do you recognise these men?

Do you recognise these men?

Archant

Businesses urged to be on the alert for fake £20 notes.

Do you recognise these men?Do you recognise these men?

SHOPKEEPERS have been urged to be vigilant after police released CCTV images of men suspected of using fake £20 notes in Ilfracombe.

The group hit at least nine businesses in the seafront area on July 9, handing over counterfeit notes in an illegal ‘shopping spree’ totalling around £220.

All the fake notes had the serial number HE13954709 and the owners of businesses have been warned to be on the alert when people come in asking for change, particularly of 20s.

“If they are suspicious or the notes bear the number, then they need to hold onto the notes, make a note of the description of the suspects, and ring 999 informing the police the suspects are still at or near the scene,” said Inspector Roger Bartlett.

Do you recognise these men?Do you recognise these men?

“Retail staff should be confident and not give the notes back at least until the police attend. If the notes are given back, then other shops will be targeted and the evidence will be lost.”

The CCTV shows some of the group in the Sunspot Amusements.

One suspect was more distinctive, described as of large build and in his 30s, with a balding head and tribal tattoos on his arms. He was wearing a blue t-shirt with a Batman motif, blue jogging bottoms and white trainers.

Another man was also in his 30s and wearing a grey top, with the third wearing a striped top.

If you have any information, call 101 or anonymously via Crikmestoppers, quoting reference number CR/88596/14.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

The new tourism and lifestyle building at Petroc.

A festival of learning at Petroc will highlight part-time courses and give people a chance to see the new building before it opens in September.

Read more
09:00
Pecocks will be opening at Atlantic Village next week.

A brand new national clothing store is opening in Bideford this week.

Read more
Torrington Pool.

The day full of free events aims to encourage people of all ages to stay fit and active with taster sessions.

Read more
09:00
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 47-year-old admitted what he said was ‘terrible’ and has cut back on his drinking ‘drastically’ since incident.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00
Scott receiving his award from former mayor Phil Pester. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Scott Craner was nominated for the award by former mayor Councillor Phil Pester.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:30
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Torrington man pleaded guilty to drink driving as well as failing to provide a specimin in two separate incidents, court hears.

Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016
The North Devon Link Road.

Expect disruption from Monday to Wednesday as surfacing work is carried out

Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016
Will the green bin collection remain a free service?

And black wheelie bin could be collected every three weeks instead of two

Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016
Year 8 pupils at Pilton held a mock referendum on polling day

Pupils at Pilton Community College staged their own referendum yesterday.

Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016
UKIP chairman Steve Crowther. Picture: Tony Gussin

North Devon’s Steve Crowther says the party has won its biggest battle, but there is more work to come

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications