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Met Police impersonators target elderly residents in Miskin Road, Dartford

People in Dartford have been warned to be on alert after two men claiming to be from the Met Police persuaded two pensioners to let them inside their home.

At around 10am on Wednesday, the fake officers knocked on the door of a house in Miskin Road.

The impersonators made their way into the home in Dartford
The impersonators made their way into the home in Dartford

They told the residents they needed to come inside as part of an investigation. Once through the door, the two men started taking photos.

Before leaving the house the impersonators told the pensioners, who were in their 80s, they would be back with more officers. No items were reported stolen.

An investigation into the visit is continuing and officers are reminding residents in the area to be vigilant.

Det Sgt Richard Taylor of the Chief Constable’s Crime Squad said: "We are conducting ongoing enquiries to locate any suspects linked to this report.

"We know the two men were white with English accents, however we do not have any further description."

DS Taylor reminded residents to:

  • Lock your back doors and windows before answering the front door.
  • Use your spyhole and chain and ask who they are before opening the door.
  • If you're not expecting a caller, and they can’t identify themselves, don’t let them in.
  • If in doubt, ask them to leave and come back at a more convenient time when a family member or friend can be with you.
  • Keep keys, cash and expensive items out of view.
  • Keep gates locked and boundaries secure.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01474 366149 quoting 46/106557/20.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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