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Not cops, robbers - thieves pose as police to rob Dartford pensioner of cash and gold

PUBLISHED: 16:17 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:17 24 April 2017

Kent Police

Kent Police

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The incident happened over the weekend

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 70s was robbed of jewellery and cash by two men who claimed to be police officers.

Officers were called to Phoenix Place at around 1.40pm on Saturday, after the victim found two men in his bedroom.

When asked what they were doing, the pair told their victim they were police officers, but had their faces hidden with scarves.

They went on to steal a gold ring and cash, before assaulting the man, causing bruising to his left wrist.

Both suspects have been described as white, and aged between 30 and 40.

One is described to have a broad build and was wearing blue jeans with a dark green scarf covering his face. The other is described to have a medium build and was wearing a white baseball cap and grey trousers.

Officers are conducting ongoing enquiries and are appealing to hear from anybody who saw the men in the area, or who may have also been approached in a similar way.

Anyone with information can call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting XY/18225/17.

Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Kent Police issued the following safety advice: “If you are suspicious of someone claiming to be from Kent Police ask to see their warrant card and dial 999 to speak with a call handler who will be able to assist.

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