Somercotes scammer makes off with extra change

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Police are urging businesses to be vigilant after man confused a cashier and made off with extra change.

A man entered Somercotes Office Furniture on Nottingham Road on Tuesday and bought a roll of ‘fragile’ tape for £2.99.

A spokeswoman said he started chatting to the cashier and confused her which resulted in him receiving an extra £5.

The man was described as white, of medium build, in his 20s and had a moustache. He was wearing a red baseball cap, white sweater with thin blue horizontal stripes and navy blue trousers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Andrew Cocking using the non-emergency number 101.

To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers call 0800 555 111.