Further warning over bogus postal worker East Yorkshire: Third incident reported

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Further warning over bogus postal worker East Yorkshire: Third incident reported

 
Following Humberside Police’s recent appeals to find a man posing as a Post Office worker who has allegedly been conning elderly and vulnerable residents in East Yorkshire, they’ve now received another report of another similar incident in Willerby.

This is the third incident reported,  whereby a man posing as a postal worker claimed there was an excess charge for a package, took a bank card from the victim to pay for it, then walked away with the card.

Attempts were made to withdraw money with the cards from nearby cash machines.

This time an 89-year-old man was approached on his doorstep by a suspect dressed in a Post Office uniform on Ashgate Road, Willerby around midday yesterday 14 August. The victim handed over his card to the suspect and an attempt to withdraw £200 was later made at an ATM. 

Police would like information about this individual or individuals. Do you know anything or have you witnessed anything?

Call 101 with any information.

References are as follows: 16/78364/18 (Beverley), 16/84320/18 and 16/86252/18 (Willerby).

You can read the previous appeal here: 

https://www.humberside.police.uk/news/warning-over-bogus-postal-worker