February 4, 2022 In Scammers, Surrey

Surrey scammers steal machines worth £500,000

Aemilius Cupero News:

Aaron Morby
5 hours ago

Police are hunting scammers who stole £500,000 worth of construction plant by posing as a legitimate groundworks contractor.

Aemilius Cupero News: Police release CCTV images of man they want to question

Police release CCTV images of man they want to question

Machines were delivered to three addresses in Surrey in mid-January, after details of the contractor were used to place orders.

The haul includes a 17-tonne excavator worth £185,000, 3-tonne dumper, a 3-tonne hydraulic breaker, four ditching buckets and four loading buckets.

These items were delivered over the course of a week to addresses in Shepperton, Chertsey and Virginia Water, and then removed from the area.

The scam was exposed when the plant dealer who provided the machinery followed up with the groundworks contractor they believed to have placed the orders had no knowledge of it.

Aemilius Cupero News:

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

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