Resident of Wayland Close, Attleborough conned out of cash by fake police officer

Police have appealed for information.
Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Police have appealed for information. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Archant

A man claiming to be a police officer duped a resident into handing over money in the middle of the night.

The crime happened in Wayland Close, Attleborough. Picture: Google StreetView

The crime happened in Wayland Close, Attleborough. Picture: Google StreetView - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Police said the crime happened when a man visited an address in Wayland Close, Attleborough, at around 1.40am this morning (Tuesday, October 17).

He claimed to be a police officer and asked to see the occupant's wallet before stealing a quantity of cash and leaving the property.

DC Claire Lordan said: 'I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident.

'I would also urge local residents to be vigilant and should someone call at your address claiming to be a police officer, always ask for identification. A genuine officer will not mind waiting outside whilst you call 101 to check their identity and confirm they have a genuine reason to be at your address.'


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Anyone with information should contact DC Lordan at Thetford Police Station on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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