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**Warning!** Bogus Police Officers (11/7/2007)

Two bogus Police Officers are operating in the Haringey area. The Two men, in plain clothes, visit elders offering closed circuit television CCTV or occasionally changing the story, to offers of security lights & safes etc. In all cases they show a badge of some sort. They generally ask where cash is hidden to ensure it is in a safe place. They sometimes offer to take savings to the Police Station to secure it as there are burglars operating in the area!

Can co-ordinators please liase with elders in their watch and emphasise the following:

DO NOT LET PLAIN CLOTHES POLICE OFFICERS IN WITHOUT A PREVIOUS TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT! DO NOT RELY ON I.D! (as they may not know what a Police badge looks like). USE DOOR CHAIN!

Please call 999 immediately if you believe these men are at your door.

Genuine officers investigating a crime will phone first and establish they are genuine by quoting victims crime number / date of birth etc.

Thank you for your assistance.