Conmen cash in fake tenners in Montrose shops

CCTV image staff at Montrose Pet Store hope will help police with their inquiries
CCTV image staff at Montrose Pet Store hope will help police with their inquiries

Fake £10 notes have been circulated around shops in Montrose by two unknown men.

Police in Montrose are investigating a spate of counterfeit currency offences in the town, after a number of counterfeit £10 Bank Of Scotland notes were tendered in the High Street and Murray Street by two, as yet, unidentified males.

On every occasion, both men purchased an item of low monetary value receiving change of the tendered counterfeit £10 note.

They are described as being in their early to mid 20s, with very short dark hair.

One was shorter than the other, wearing a black puffa jacket and dark jogging trousers.

The second male is thinner, about six foot in height and was wearing a dark Adidas hooded top, dark jogging trousers and blue and white Adidas trainers.

Both suspects are not local and Police officers believe they are travelling criminals.

Montrose Pet Shop, on Murray Street, shared CCTV images on their Facebook page of two men they believe may be able to help with their inquires.

Montrose Community Officer Ally Hutchison said: “I urge retailers to be extra vigilant at this time. The counterfeit notes tendered are all Bank Of Scotland £10 notes and are of particularly poor quality.

“Please remember to use UV pens and lights and report any suspicious activity to the police.”

If anyone has any information please speak to a local officer or call 101.