Gardai are warning over a spike in distraction thefts in the Letterkenny District.
In these instances, the fraudsters end up leaving the store with a lot more money than what he had initially handed over.
They aim to cause confusion and create an atmosphere of pressure for the cashier.
A recent such incident happened in the Stranorlar area.
Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace is asking business owners and staff to be on high alert:
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