One said: ‘I bet a lot of people would just let a stranger into their home if they had a police uniform on.’
Another said: ‘This could’ve ended badly for a vulnerable person. Keep vigilant especially for older members of your community.’
Police would like to speak to the two men pictured and ask anyone who has information that could help to call 101 ref CAD 6640/12 Oct.
Officers attended and conducted an area search but the males could not be located
It is not believed that anything was stolen from the address and there were no reports of any physical injuries
An investigation is ongoing. There have been no arrests at this time
Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.
Unfortunately, there have been occasions when fraudsters have posed as police officers, both in person and on the phone, to trick people into giving them personal information and defraud them of money.
If an officer contacts you in person, they’ll show you their police warrant card. This is proof of their identity and authority.
If you’re unsure about whether the person you’re dealing with is a genuine police officer – stop – and call the police on 101 to check their identity.