Police hunt con artists who duped Welwyn Garden City theatre staff out of cash

PUBLISHED: 06:29 01 August 2012

Campus West in WGC

Campus West in WGC


TWO con artists, who tricked WGC theatre staff into handing over £70 in cash, are being hunted by police.

Shortly before 3.30pm on Sunday July 22, two men walked into Campus West and entered Humphrey’s cafe and bar on the first floor.

One man bought a drink and asked a staff member to change up some bank notes. He managed to confuse the worker, who ended up handing over an extra £20.

The men then went downstairs to the box office, where they bought £2 worth of postcards and again asked a staff member to change up some notes.

This time, they managed to get an additional £50 out of the transaction.

The men then left the theatre in an unknown direction.

The first suspect is described as around 5ft 9in tall, of large build, in his late 20s and spoke with a London accent.

He was wearing a grey baseball cap, a t-shirt and shorts.

The second suspect is about 6ft tall, also in his late 20s, with short brown hair and a London accent.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and information – call the non emergency number 101 if you can help.

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