Search for men using confusion trick to obtain money from cashier


Police are searching for two men after a confusion tactic was used to trick a Victorian shop attendant into handing over more change than required, earlier this year.

Using a $100 note, the pair purchased a $2 chocolate bar from a Wangaratta department store, about 5.15pm on February 2.

During the transaction, one of the men asked the Ovens Street store cashier to exchange a number of notes for smaller denominations, confusing her, police said.

Police are searching for two men after a confusion tactic was used to trick a Wangaratta shop attendant in February. Source: Victoria Police

The men then left the store with the additional money they received.

Both men are described as being of Caucasian appearance and aged in their mid to late 20s.

The first man was wearing a white, long sleeved t-shirt, blue shorts and a baseball cap.

The second man was wearing a black Everlast branded top and shorts.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.