Warning after fake police officers attempt to steal £10,000 from Peterborough pensioner

Two men have been arrested after attempting to defraud £10,000 out of a Peterborough pensioner while pretending to be police officers.

Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 10:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 11:52 am
Two men have been arrested following the incident

The incident took place at a house in Cheltenham Close, Peterborough on Friday, November 16.

The offenders pretended to be police officers from Scotland Yard and tried to defraud £10,000 from the 82-year-old woman.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Cheltenham Close on Friday. A 30-year-old man was arrested in Coventry on Sunday, both on suspicion of fraud.

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Two men have been arrested following the incident

Both men have been released under investigation.

Police tweeted: "Always check ID of persons claiming to be police."