Bogus callers posing as policemen con householders in burglaries
A bogus caller
posing as a policeman has raided homes and stolen cash
from vulnerable victims in their nineties.
The intruder was even caught red-handed by one 90-year-old woman
in her kitchen at 11pm.
And on one occasion he fled through a bedroom window when he was
disturbed stealing cash.
Now police are warning householders to be extra vigilant, after
the four burglaries in the Folkestone, Canterbury and Dover
The first was in the Broadmead village area of Folkestone at
around 7pm on Monday March 4, when a 90-year-old man
answered the door to a man who claimed to be a police officer
investigating crime in the area.
He asked the victim to check his valuables before
distracting him and fleeing with several hundred pounds
Then, last Thursday, at around 11pm, in Herne Bay Road,
Whitstable, a 90-year-old woman found a man claiming to be a police
officer in her kitchen.
He said he was investigating crime in the area, and asked her to
check her belongings before stealing £200 in cash and a bank
On Monday this week, at around 7pm, a 91-year-old in
Sandwich found a man claiming to be from the police in
He left through a back window and the victim found several
hundred pounds in cash had gone missing.
Just over an hour later, a couple in their 80s in St
Margaret’s Bay, Dover, discovered a man in their living room.
When challenged, the man, who also claimed to be from the
police, fled to their bedroom, before leaving through a window with
what was later discovered to be a significant amount of stolen
The suspect is described as white, between 5ft 1ins and 5ft 8ins
tall, wearing a dark coat, dark trousers and dark shoes.
In some incidents, the offender was wearing a dark hat and
sometimes spoke with a Liverpool or Scottish accent.
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