Appeal to trace man in connection with courier frauds

Police in Croydon investigating a series of courier frauds at residential addresses are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man.

Officers would like to speak to Stuart Jackow, 26, regarding a number of fraud offences against lone elderly women, aged between 70 and 91 years old, over 14-month period from February 2016 until April 2017.

Jackow – pictured below – is described as a white man, approximately 6ft 4ins tall and of large build. He has links to Croydon and Oxted in Surrey.

It is believed that at least three men conspired together to carry out these crimes, specifically targeting the vulnerable.

In February 2017 police issued CCTV of a man they wished to identify and trace. Following this a 19-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, 28 June on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. He was later released on bail until a date in late August.

Then on Monday, 3 July a 24-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. He has also been released on bail until a date in late August.

Detectives continue to appeal for any witnesses or any information about these or similar offences.

Anyone that can assist the investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Natalie Reseigh from Croydon CID on 020 3276 2260, or police via 101 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

For advice on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud, visit http://www.met.police.uk/advice-and-information/fraud/    

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