Anorak News | Cambridgeshire Couple Mistake Potatoes For Apple iPhone

Cambridgeshire Couple Mistake Potatoes For Apple iPhone

by | 6th, October 2010

CRIME of The Day takes us to Huntingdon High Street, Cambridgeshire, where a couple buying an Apple iPhone and laptop from a man with a rucksack round the back of Domino’s pizza shop discover they have been sold potatoes – raw ones.

The man approached the couple and offered them the cheap goods. He showed them the iPhone and the laptop. He walked with them to Lloyds bank and saw them withdraw £650 in cash. He took the money and handed them the bag.

Says Pc Lorna Owen, from Huntingdon police station:

“I am appealing for anyone with information about who this man might be to contact police. I would also urge people to only purchase goods from genuine companies and make sure they know exactly who they’re buying from.”

Sage advice. It’s the kind of advice the police may not be able to hear as they fire apparently illegal Tasers into rubbish sacks round the back of the shops…

Posted: 6th, October 2010 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink