Check for forged banknotes - local businesses warned


October 19, 2019

Police are warning local businesses to be vigilant after several incidents of passing counterfeit notes have occurred in the  area over the past few days.

The individuals concerned have mostly attempted to pay for low value goods using fake Bank of Ireland £50 notes in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog and Penrhyndeudraeth.

The two men and a woman are travelling in a dark blue Ford Transit, and have Irish accents. One of the men has what is described as having an “Angel wing” tattoo on the left side of his neck.

It is believed that these individuals may travel throughout the North Wales area, and as such anyone who is offered a Bank of Ireland £50 note to undertake the usual checks. If any suspicious circumstances occur, please contact North Wales Police on 101.

Likewise, any sightings of the distinctive vehicle pictured which has Irish number plates should be reported immediately.