Police warning of suspect sales of electrical items in Rugby town centre after man is dragged down the road by conmen

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A MAN was dragged along the road in Rugby by a car being driven by a gang of conmen.

On Saturday afternoon a man was approached in the town centre and was asked if he wanted to buy an iPad.

The man agreed to buy the iPad and want to withdraw some money to pay for it. He then went with the men to their vehicle where he was shown an iPad and receipt. The man then decided not to buy the iPad but as the men claiming to be selling the iPad were driving off then grabbed the man’s wallet and dragged him along a short distance along Railway Terrace.

The people in the car then threw an iPad case containing Argos catalogues out of the window.

CCTV cameras have been checked and a registration number of the vehicle has been obtained. Police have now launched an investigation to trace the offenders.

A spokesman for Rugby Town Centre police team said: “Could people please beware of any persons offering electrical item’s for sale as we have had incidents in the past of this nature where computers are being offered for sale and when the buyers check what they have bought they find the computer bags have Argos catalogues or bottles of water in them.”