Fake po­lice of­fi­cer searched cars

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A bo­gus Na­tional Po­lice of­fi­cer stop­ping and search­ing cars on ur­ban­i­sa­tions has been caught, says Jávea Guardia Civil.

Ex­pats re­ported a man in a bal­a­clava and foren­sic po­lice jacket with a sus­pect­look­ing ID badge pulling up ve­hi­cles on the ur­ban­i­sa­tions on the Jávea-Ben­i­tachell bor­der, and on the Cum­bre del Sol.

Fri­day 13 turned out to be un­lucky for the 40-year-old Spa­niard, who was ar­rested af­ter be­ing spot­ted in ac­tion.

He told po­lice he was look­ing for a man who owed him money and was avoid­ing pay­ing up.

By pos­ing as an of­fi­cial, he had hoped to catch the debtor out.

But he has been for­mally charged with usurp­ing pub­lic func­tions and has not man­aged to re­cover his cash.

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