Police have been searching for this individual since 2017. He goes up to people on motorway carparks and claims he’s been the victim of a theft in Brussels. He says he has no cash and asks people to lend him some money to allow him to get back to the UK. Many unsuspecting motorists have been taken in by this well-versed conman. He even takes a picture of their bankcard promising to repay the money, but the money never arrives.
East Flemish police warn that this isn’t the first instance of Irish nationals trying to con people in this way. Often children and even pregnant women are employed to give credence to their story.