Warning after car park ‘light testing’ scam

Police news.
Police news.

A warning has been issued by police after a woman was the victim of scam in a supermarket car park.

An alert by Lincolnshire Police said a male has approached a driver of a car which was parked in a supermarket car park in Skegness.

It said: “The male told the car driver that he could see wires hanging loose at the front of her vehicle and asked the driver to hold them whilst he went into the vehicle under the pretence of testing the lights on the car.

“When the driver went into the vehicle it was discovered that debit cards had been stolen.”

The suspect is described as a white male with a ‘foreign sounding’ accent, 30-40 years old, balding, wearing blue jeans and a dark knitted jumper.

Police have warned drivers to remain vigilant, keep valuables secure and report any suspicious activity to police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 279 of October 16, 2015.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111