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Two men posing as police steal from pensioner's home in Greenhithe

21 April 2014
by Messenger Reporter

Men posing as police officers have conned their way into a pensioner’s home and stolen a handbag.

Two men called at the house in Greenhithe between 4.45pm and 5pm on Saturday and identified themselves as policemen.

Once inside, an 81-year-old man challenged their identity and pushed his personal attack alarm button.

The pair fled with a handbag and a wallet.

No more details have been released by police but they are warning people to be vigilant.

A statement said: “Kent Police are advising people not to let anyone into their home unless they are confident of their identity.

“If anyone is in any doubt whatsoever they are advised to ask where the person is calling from and contact the business or service.

“Kent Police officers will not mind any resident doing this and it will not cause any offence.

“Remember to shut the door behind you when making the call. To contact Kent Police dial 101.”

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