Fraud at town centre shop

Police today released CCTV images of two people that they would like to speak with following a fraud that took place in a Leighton Buzzard shop.

The incident happened at about 2pm on June 3 in Peacocks, off the High Street, when the duo selected £260 worth of goods and made their way to the tills to pay.

They paid in cash but as the sales assistant checked the notes, the offenders distracted him and were able to remove £120 from the pile of notes.

As the sale was completed, they asked if the goods could be delivered and when the cashier said no, they asked for a refund on the majority of the items.

The cashier completed the refund (£216) and the offenders left the store with £44 of paid for goods, the refund and the stolen £120.

If you recognise the individuals pictured or have any information relating to the incident, contact the Crime Service Team, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101 number quoting crime reference JD/21296/2014.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at