Police issue warning about scam artist

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Police are appealing for information about a man running a scam targeting older men across Lincolnshire.

The man, who is described as having tanned skin, a thin faced, short dark hair, in his late 30s, smartly dressed in a dark suit, is approaching elderly gentlemen and asking for petrol money.

On Thursday last week, a man was stopped by the side of the road, near Bourne.

The scam artist said had run out of petrol and then escorted the man to retrieve funds from his home before giving him a watch in return.

Police are appealing for the public to report any suspicious sightings or occurrences to the police on 101 quoting incident 94 of August 16.