Men arrested after trying to buy TV and laptop with fake notes

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Police in Craigavon have arrested two men who tried to use counterfeit currency to buy a TV from Tesco.

The men had already used fake notes to buy a car stereo and sat nav from Halfords.

Sergeant Alwyn Peters explained: “Around 3pm on Tuesday, October 14, two men attempted to purchase a television and laptop at a supermarket on Central Way.

“Staff checked the notes which were found to be counterfeit and the sale was refused.

“Shortly after 6pm two males entered a motoring and bicycle store in the same area and purchased a car stereo and sat nav. They left the store and it was discovered that the notes used to purchase the items were counterfeit.

“Our enquiries revealed that two males had visited a store of the same chain in Armagh a short time later to try and exchange the items.

“We were able to determine what type of car the men were travelling in and we stopped a red Volkswagen Jetta on the M1 just after 9pm.

“A 17-year-old man and 21-year-old man were subsequently arrested for possession of counterfeit currency, fraud by false representation, tendering counterfeit currency and theft. They are currently assisting us with our enquiries.”