Anorak News | Manchester police seek duo selling Apples as potatoes

Manchester police seek duo selling Apples as potatoes

by | 16th, May 2012

PSSSST! Wanna buy a potato? No. What about a laptop? Ok. Done. One man in Manchester was. The Greater Manchester Police are seeking the men who sold a rucksack full of potatoes as a laptop.

A 24-year-old man was in Bury when two men approached. The duo have East European accents. They are offering to sell a laptop for £150. They show the device. The man looks it over and agrees to buy it. He gets the cash from the bank and is handed the bag. The vendors drive off. The man opens the bag and – get this – it’s full of spuds. More pomme de terre than Apple Mac.

Recently, a 19-year-old was also conned. He paid £660 for an iPhone and laptop. He was given a bottle of coke in a bag.

Detective Constable Michelle Wilkinson from the Economic Crime Desk tells all media:

“Please be mindful that if you are approached by anyone who are selling electrical goods it is highly likely they have been stolen and by buying the goods, you will also be breaking the law by handling stolen items.”

Do you think the potatoes were nicked?

Posted: 16th, May 2012 | In: The Consumer Comment | TrackBack | Permalink