Hotel owners in North Yorkshire warned to be on guard against fraudsters

02 January 2007 by
Hotel owners in North Yorkshire warned to be on guard against fraudsters

Police are warning hotel owners to be on their guard against a conman and woman who have struck at least three times in North Yorkshire.

The couple checked into hotels in Thirsk, Bedale and Northallerton in the run-up to Christmas and made off without paying, taking the contents of the till and bottles of drink with them.

Their victims included the owners of the Wellington Heifer, a well-known pub and restaurant, with accommodation at Ainderby Steeple, near Northallerton.

The man is aged around 45, 5ft 10ins tall, and of average build, with greying, swept-back hair.

The woman is slim, aged around 30, about 5ft 4ins tall, with shoulder-length, blonde hair.

A police spokesman said: "There's a good chance this couple may have struck elsewhere in the county or indeed the country."

Anyone with information can contact North Yorkshire Police on 0845 6060247.

By Nigel Green

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