CCTV appeal following fraud and theft of parcel in Corfe Mullen

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Officers investigating fraudulent activity and theft of a parcel in Corfe Mullen are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.

 The victim – a woman from Blandford aged in her 30s – ordered a Smeg blender to be collected from the Co-op in Wareham Road. When she went to collect it on Saturday 19 December 2020 she was advised that it had already been picked up.

 Enquiries revealed that a man went into the Co-op at around 9.50am on Friday 18 December 2020 and gave the surname of the victim and showed a collection e-mail. When questioned why the name on the parcel was for a woman, the man stated that it was his wife who was pregnant and was in the car.

 Police Community Support Investigator Steve Willis, of East Dorset police, said: “I have been carrying out a number of enquiries to try and identify the man who collected the parcel, but these have so far proved unsuccessful.

“I am now in a position to release CCTV images of the man and would ask anyone who recognises him to please get in touch.”

View image here: https://www.dorset.police.uk/news-information/article/11625

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200190825. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111. 
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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