Braintree: Man in his eighties conned by men posing as detectives


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A MAN has been duped out of hundreds of pounds by two men pretending to be police officers.

The victim, aged in his eighties, found the two men in his property in Keeble Way, Braintree yesterday at 3pm. They said they were police detectives and while he was distracted took the cash.

One of the men is described as white, 5ft 8ins, slim build, shaven head and between 45 to 55 years of age. He was wearing a black fleece, black trousers and boots.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dc Liz Young at Braintree CID on 101.

Essex Police have reminded residents that police officers always carry a warrant card with their name and photo and you can check by phoning Essex Police on 101.

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