Warning over pair posing as policemen to steal cars for sale
Two men posing as police officers have been stealing cars in Glasgow and central Scotland.
Detectives are warning people to be on their guard after a number of incidents in which people who are trying to sell cars on Gumtree are contacted by interested buyers who then arrange to meet them.
At the time of the meeting, two men claiming to be plainclothes officers arrive and steal the car.
One incident happened on Wednesday at around 8.40pm at Glasgow Central Mosque in the Gorbals area of the city.
Detectives are also investigating a second incident in the south side of Glasgow on Thursday which is believed to be linked to the one at the mosque.
The first suspect is described as in his mid to late-twenties, 5ft 8in, of medium to stocky build, with a pale complexion and short dark brown hair. He was wearing G Star jeans and a dark waterproof jacket.
The second man is described as around 6ft, of slim build, with a pale complexion and short red hair, and he was wearing black Nike trousers.
Both men had police equipment including handcuffs and covert harnesses.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101.