Woman scammed while using parking meter (do you know this man?)

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Woman scammed by man while using parking meter in Blatchington Road, Hove
Woman scammed by man while using parking meter in Blatchington Road, Hove

POLICE are appealing for information to identify a man accused of scamming a woman using a parking meter.

A woman in her car was approached by a man who warned her she was going to receive a parking fine after an attendant had taken a photograph of her car in Blatchington Road, Hove.

Following the conversation at 1pm on Monday, May 9,, the man walked the woman to a parking meter and appeared to assist her with the machine.

But unbeknown to her, he was collecting data on a mobile phone.

He told the woman the machine had taken her card and she would have to wait ten minutes for it to be given back to her, police said.

About 30 minutes later, her card was used to withdraw £500 from a cashpoint machine at the Post Office in Blatchington Road.

The Argus: Police are appealing for information to identify this man accused of scamming a woman using a parking meter in Hove
The Argus: Police are appealing for information to identify this man accused of scamming a woman using a parking meter in Hove

Police are appealing for information to identify this man accused of scamming a woman using a parking meter in Hove

Police wish to identify the man in the image, who is aged between 20 and 30, middle eastern and around 5ft 4in.

He is slim, has short hair and wore large black rimmed glasses.

He was also wearing a white t-shirt underneath a dark blue or black body warmer, blue jeans, black trainers and wore a surgical mask underneath his chin.

Anyone with information which could help officers with their investigation into the incident is asked to contact police online or call 101, quoting serial number 1293 of 09/05.

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