Published: 10:00, 30 November 2012 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
This is the terrifying moment three men pretending to be police officers arrived to "arrest" a homeowner.
Two of the would-be abductors were wearing what looked like police uniforms and another claimed to be a plain-clothed officer when they targeted a man at a rural house in Faversham.
CCTV footage shows the trio being let into the house by the householder, a man in his 40s.
It is alleged the men then claimed they were going to arrest the victim and another man in the house.
But their attempt was scuppered and they quickly fled.
The homeowner phoned Kent Police, who confirmed the men were not officers from the force.
The man wearing plain clothes is said to be white, aged 30 to 35, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in, average build with mousey shoulder-length hair.
One of the men wearing the police uniform is said to be in his 30s, around 5ft 8in and slim with dark cropped hair.
The third man in uniform is described as white, in his 30s, around 6ft and with fair hair.
DC Tom Wilson said: "Clearly these are concerning incidents and I am keen to hear from anyone who may be able to help identify the men from the CCTV footage.
"If anyone has concerns in relation to the identity of callers to their home I would urge them to ask for identification, even if they are claiming to be from Kent Police.
"No officer will mind you doing this. If you have further concerns about the validity of the identification, call the company or organisation the persons says they are from.
"Do not let anyone into your home unless you are confident they are who they say they are."
The attempted "arrest" happened at around 8.30pm on Saturday, October 13, but Kent Police have only today released details and CCTV footage.
It came just a month after an attempted burglary at the same house when a man brandished a large knife.
Shockingly, the would-be raider was spotted on CCTV waving the blade around while demanding to be let into the property on Sunday, September 9 - before leaving when he was not let inside.
The man is described as white, 5ft 9in and was wearing a dark woollen cap and a black fleece with white stripes down the arm.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to phone police on 01303 289535 or Kent CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 101.
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