Bo­gus cop warn­ing to res­i­dents

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A WARN­ING has been is­sued af­ter re­ports of a man pos­ing as a po­lice of­fi­cer in Bourne.

Lin­colnshire Po­lice re­ceived a re­port on Sun­day of a sus­pi­cious man call­ing at a home in Black­thorn Way at 5pm.

The man was dressed in what re­sem­bled a po­lice uni­form, in­clud­ing a yel­low hi-vis­i­bil­ity jacket, a po­lice cap and a vest bear­ing the word “Po­lice”.

Af­ter speak­ing to him, the home­owner be­came sus­pi­cious and the man fled.

He has been de­scribed as of mixed race, be­tween 5ft 2ins and 5ft 4ins and aged in his late 20s to early 30s.

A po­lice spokesman said: “We’d like to take the op­por­tu­nity to re­mind you that should you get un­ex­pected vis­i­tors claim­ing to be of­fi­cials, please do not be afraid to ask for ID.

“This in­cludes peo­ple claim­ing to be po­lice of­fi­cers. A gen­uine caller will be happy to show ID, and wait out­side while you make en­quiries.

“If you are con­cerned about whether a caller is gen­uine, please call us on 101 and we will in­ves­ti­gate.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this man should call 101, quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 257 of Sun­day, May 20.

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