Scam warning to shopkeepers

POLICE are investigating an alleged ‘scam’ that occurred in a shop at Magherafelt.

A man paid for some items but then claimed he was short changed and managed to confuse staff into giving him a sum of cash.

The male is described as being in his 40’s with a shaved head and was wearing a black hoody with distinctive white sleeves and jeans. He spoke with a strong Belfast accent.

Police in Magherafelt are advising shops and retailers to be on their guard for these potential types of scams.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Magherafelt on 0845 600 8000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.