Lottery ticket scam hits Worcester Park
By adam_leone | Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 14:26
A man in his sixties has had the wool pulled over his eyes after being victim to a bogus Lottery ticket scam on Worcester Park high street.
The 64-year-old victim was conned out of £30,000 after a man and woman promised him a £500,000 share of a £2million winning lottery ticket.
He was approached outside of Poundland.
The woman claimed she had in her possession a winning £2million National Lottery ticket.
She also stated that as she was a migrant worker she was unable to claim the ticket, so she wanted directions to a local firm of solicitor's for legal advice.
He agreed and they travelled in the suspects' vehicle, possibly a black Range Rover, to gather the victim's bank statements and passport.
They then travelled to the victim's three banks in Worcester Park, North Cheam and Sutton High Street.
Whilst the victim withdrew £10,000 from each bank, the suspects waited in the car outside.
After the last withdrawal the woman claimed to be feeling sick and asked to go to a chemist on Throwley Way in Sutton.
On his return the car and the two suspects had gone.
At no time was the victim forced to hand over money, nor were any threats made to him.
The victim reported the crime to police four hours later.
The female suspect is described as Indian looking, about 40 years old, 5ft 4in tall, of large build and wearing a bright coloured Sari.
The male suspect is described as an Indian Sikh male, aged about 25, 6ft tall and wearing a black suit and turban. If anyone has any information, please contact Sutton Police Station on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.