A conman has scamming cash from generous members of the public in Hove, Sussex Police said today (Monday 24 July).
The force said: “A man who has ‘borrowed’ more than £80 from generous members of the public in Hove to allegedly help him get home is being sought by police.
“The man has been asking members of the public for money in order to board a train to Eastbourne to retrieve a spare key for his house.
“He is described as between 35 to 40, of Middle Eastern appearance, 5ft 7in, with short greying receding hair, wearing jeans and a blue check shirt.
“The first incident was reported on Wednesday (19 July) but it appears that he was active in Denmark Villas, Stirling Place and Norton Road from the previous weekend.
“He provides a false address and mobile phone number as a reference and claims to return the money by a certain time or date.
“If anyone is approached by someone who fits the description, do not give him any money but dial 999.
“Anyone with information about the man or who may have been a victim of him themselves is asked to report online quoting serial 492 of 19/07.”
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