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Warning: Look Out For Counterfeit Notes

Police are warning people to be extra vigilant after a man tried to use some forged bank notes in a shop in Cheltenham.

The incident happened on Hewlett Road in Cheltenham at around 5pm on Tuesday 14 November 2006.

A man tried to pay for some good with a counterfeit £20 note, the shop worker was vigilant and did not accept the money and informed the customer she was phoning the police. The man then left the shop.

He is described as aged in his twenties, around 5ft 7inches tall with short dark brown hair. He was wearing a dark hooded top with a fluorescent sleeveless jacket on.

Officers are warning retailers to check every note and if they are unsure check with another member of staff or call the police.

People are also reminded to double check any cash they have and if they are unsure then to go to their local police station.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident 396 of 14 November or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Posted : 15/11/2006 17:43:43

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