Bogus police officers call at Welney home claiming to be investigating a burglary

POLICE and officers from Operation RADAR are investigating after two women in Welney were targeted in a “cynical” distraction burglary.

Residents are warned to be on their guard after four men claiming to be police officers investigating a burglary visited a home in Lakes End at Welney on Monday.

The women, in their late 60s and early 70s, were questioned by two of the men while the others went upstairs and searched the house. Nothing is believed to have been taken.

Three of the offenders were aged between 25 and 35. The fourth man is described as having a tanned complexion and aged between 35 and 40. They may be linked to a dark blue or black Audi A6.

The burglary, described by police as “disturbing”, happened between 2pm and 3.30pm.

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DC Steve Matthews, Operation RADAR, said: “This was a cynical claim by the offenders to con their way in to the victims’ home.

“We would ask other residents to be vigilant and always ask for identification from any unexpected callers, even if they claim to be police officers.

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“You do not have to let anyone in if you are not comfortable with who they claim to be. Police officers will always be happy for you to check their authenticity or make a future appointment.”

Call police on 101 with any information.

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