Bogus police steal �300 from 89-year-old woman in Romford
Conmen posing as bogus policemen stole �300 from an elderly woman in Romford last week.
An 89-year-old was tricked into letting two men who said they were offices investigating an incident.
The suspects, described as being white and aged between 20 to 30-years-old, made off with �300 of the pensioner’s cash at 9.50pm on Thursday.
A spokesman for Havering Police said that genuine officers will identify themselves with their warrant card, which includes a photo ID.
He added: “If members of the public are unsure about the identity of an individual they should telephone 101 for confirmation.”
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Anyone with information about the incident is also asked to call police on 101.
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