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Alert message sent 28/11/2021 19:08:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Just after 9pm on Friday 12/11/2021, three unknown males entered a small local store in Newquay; Linden Stores, Linden Avenue.
During their time in the store, they purchased mainly alcohol and tobacco to the value of over £4000.
One male stood at the till making transactions while the other two males walked about the store picking products. The male paying for the products uses a card and signature for the first purchase, then appeared to be manipulating the card terminal for further transactions. He appeared to be referring to his phone during these transactions. As carrier bags of alcohol and tobacco are filled, the two males walking about the store take the bags to a vehicle waiting outside. The males leave the store around 10pm and the transactions are later found to be fraudulent. 
The males are described as speaking with South East English accents, possibly London. They may have been assisted by another individual driving a dark coloured vehicle, unknown registration. All males appear to be aged in mid-20s.
Anyone who believes they may have information relating to the incident described above are encouraged to call Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 – or use our web chat service on the force website – quoting crime reference number CR/099747/21.
The group are likely to target small independent premises and may have used the same methods in other stores around Devon and Cornwall in the days before and after this offence.

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Ben Pessl (Police, PCSO, Newquay)

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