People warned to be vigilant after man scams money from elderly couple in Stevenage with good Samaritan trick

Anyone with information should call Herts police on 101.

Anyone with information should call Herts police on 101. - Credit: Archant

People are being warned to be vigilant after a man has been duping members of the public into giving him money by claiming he urgently needs to get to hospital.

The man extorted money from an elderly couple in Stevenage when he claimed that his car was broken and his wife needed to get to hospital.

The couple were walking along Orchard Road in Stevenage on Monday, August 31, when he approached them and relied on their kindness to extort money.

Police believe the man pulled off the same trick a few days later on a person near the hospital in Hertford.

He is described as a white male, 5ft 8in tall, aged between 25 and 30 and with dark hair. On one occasion he was clean shaven and the second time the man had a full beard.


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Anyone with information should call Herts police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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