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Businesses urged to be on guard for counterfeit notes in Dumfries

Counterfeit notes were used in the high street on Monday 2 October Photo: PA

Police Scotland are issuing another warning to businesses in Dumfries to be on their guard for fake banknotes.

The appeal comes after two counterfeit notes were used in the Shelter Scotland charity shop in Dumfries High Street.

The incident happened on Monday 2 October 2017.

At around 2pm, two women entered the shop and attempted to buy goods with the notes.

The first note was accepted, but the second was checked and found to be counterfeit.

The first woman is described as being around 34 years old, of average build, with brown hair worn in a pony tail, and has an English accent.

The second woman is described to be 20 years old, of average build, with brown hair worn in a pony tail, and also spoke with an English accent.

Police Scotland said:

It appears that these two women were quite happy to try and defraud a charity shop in the town after tendering counterfeit notes.

We ask everybody to be on their guard for counterfeit notes.

Everyone expects high value notes to be checked and no-one seems embarrassed by this process."

– Constable Lee-Ann hawker, Dumfries

Anyone who can help identify these two women is asked to call Police Scotland at Dumfries on the 101 number.