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Motorists warned after gold for cash scam on A34

Police warn drivers to be on their guard

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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jane.meredith@newburynews.co.uk

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01635 886637

A34

POLICE have advised motorists on the A34 to be on their guard, after a driver was flagged down  and offered ‘gold’ for cash.

On Monday, November 16, on the slip road connecting Tot Hill Services at Burghclere with the southbound A34, a woman was flagged down by a man who claimed his credit card was not working. He then offered her gold in return for cash.

Police say previous similar scams have seen highly polished copper made to look like gold, offered in return for cash.

The man was described as of Middle Eastern origin, aged in his 30s and spoke German and English.

He was 5ft 4ins, of a chubby build and wore a red chequered shirt and a brown jacket.

The car he was in was dark blue. Three other men were seen inside.

Anyone with information about this, or any similar incident, should contact police on the non emergency telephone number 101 quoting 44150398276.

Anyone acting suspiciously in this way at the roadside should be reported to police immediately, who have requested please take down the vehicle registration number.

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