Man arrested in connection with courier fraud in Studley and Aston Cantlow

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A MAN has been arrested in connection with four cases of courier fraud which were reported in Warwickshire.

Between 4pm and 6.45pm on Saturday, April 12 elderly people in Studley, Aston Cantlow, Earlswood and Barford reported receiving phone calls from a male claiming to be a police officer who told them that their bank details had been compromised.

In each case the caller said that a courier would collect their bank cards from them and that they should call their banks to report the situation.

Three of the four people recognised this as a scam and refused to give details. One, however, did not realise until it was too late and as a result money has been taken from an account.

The 20-year-old male, who was arrested in Leicester, was taken into custody for questioning and later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who saw suspicious activity in the New Road area of Studley, Aston Cantlow village, the Church Lane area of Barford or the Malthouse Lane area of Earlswood.

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.

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