Update following reported fraud and theft of parcel in Corfe Mullen

Alert message sent 06/01/2021 15:02:00

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A man has come forward following a CCTV appeal in relation to alleged fraudulent activity and the theft of a parcel in Corfe Mullen.

 The victim – a woman from Blandford aged in her 30s – ordered a Smeg blender to be collected from the Co-op in Wareham Road. It is reported that 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 allegedly 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.

 Following a CCTV appeal, a man has come forward and is assisting officers with their enquiries. No arrests have been made.
   
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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