Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
29 August 2014, 10:13
Police have released CCTV images of a man officers want to trace after a Cambridge pensioner was tricked out of £300.
The victim, who is 73 years old, was parking his car outside One Stop in Carlton Way at around 11am on the 1st of August.
He was then approached by a man who claimed he had hit his vehicle.
The man then demanded the pensioner handed over money to pay for the repairs.
The victim did not believe a collision had taken place though, as he had parking sensors and could not see any damage.
The pair exchanged details but the offender then turned up at the victim's address a short time later demanding money for repairs.
He eventually drove the victim to a cash point and made him withdraw £300.
PC Dave Hall said: "This was a very unpleasant incident where it appears the offender has targeted an elderly driver and pressured him into handing over a large sum of money.
There is no evidence that any damage was caused to the other vehicle and this seems to be a trick to exploit vulnerable people."
Anyone with any information is asked to call PC Hall on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.