Police warning over laptop scams in Leicester
Police have warned people in Leicester not to buy laptops in the street after a recent scam.
Victims are shown laptops but after they handover money, they are given bags with bottles or cardboard in them.
A man was approached in Braunstone Gate on Friday by three men who asked if he wanted to buy a laptop.
The men snatched money out of his hand and threw him a bag containing bottles of water. A similar incident happened in the city on 8 September.
A 21-year-old man agreed to buy a sat-nav and a laptop from another man in Narborough Road on 8 September.
He handed over cash but was given a bag containing bottles of water.
Pc Simon Alborn said: "Obviously the victims have been left extremely shocked by these incidents.
"They put their trust into these people and believed they were purchasing the items in good faith."