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Bogus police officer hunted after stealing cash from elderly man in Gore Road Dartford

08 May 2014
by Thom Morris

A man pretending to be a police officer has stolen money from an elderly Dartford resident.

It is reported that just before midnight a man claimed to be a police officer at the man's home in Gore Road.

The false policeman is thought to have stolen £120 from the victim's property.

Police have advised youngsters to tell their parents if they are approached

Police are investigating a raid on an elderly Dartford resident

He is described as white, aged between 35 and 45, of medium build, with short hair and was wearing a black jacket. The raid happened on Monday, April 21.

DI Mike Worrall said: "The suspect has targeted a vulnerable and elderly person and has falsely claimed to be a police officer.

"The victim was suspicious about the man's actions and did the right thing by reporting it to police.

"Most people who call at your home will be genuine. However, occasionally people may turn up unannounced and try to trick their way into your home to steal valuables or money.

"I would ask elderly people to be vigilant of bogus callers and friends to look out for those who are vulnerable.

"Carefully check identification of anyone calling at your door and if you have concerns, do not open the door and ask them to return when you have someone with you.

"If you are suspicious about anyone who claims to be a police officer, make a note of as much information as possible and report it to police."

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