Men who claimed to be police officers allegedly handcuffed victim then burgled him

Three males are reported to have left a sufferer of aggravated housebreaking in handcuffs after claiming to be law enforcement officials at a South West London residence.

Detectives from Met’s South West Investigations Staff have launched pictures of two of the three males and are interesting for the general public’s assist to establish them. They consider the 2 incidents – one aggravated housebreaking and one tried – are linked.

The primary incident occurred on Wednesday, January 6 at round 6.15pm.

It was reported three males claimed to be law enforcement officials by executing a warrant after knocking on a resident’s door on West Hill, SW15, in Wandsworth London.

The lads then handcuffed the occupant, stole money and left the sufferer in handcuffs.

A spokesperson from Met’s South West Investigations Staff stated: “Within the occasion a police officer wants to talk with you, if they aren’t in uniform they may establish themselves clearly by exhibiting you their warrant card. That is proof of their identification and authority.

“If you wish to confirm their identification, you possibly can ask for his or her warrant quantity after which cellphone 101 to test they’re who they declare to be. A real warrant card can have a hologram and the signature of the Commissioner – not the holder.”

The second incident befell on Friday, January 8 at round 10am.

Two male suspects wearing black with baseball caps and masks tried to pressure entry right into a property on Ennerdale Street, Richmond.

The lads had been questioned by neighbours and claimed to be law enforcement officials. After failing to achieve entry into the property, they walked away within the route of Kew Village.

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Detective Constable Arron Hadaway, investigating the incidents, stated: “We’re at present treating these incidents as linked and are eager to listen to from anybody who has info regarding the identification of the suspects, or who could have witnessed any a part of these incidents, however has not but come ahead.

“In the event you assume you might have been approached by these suspects claiming to be officers, or when you’ve got any info which can assist with our enquiries, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.”

If you wish to get in contact, you possibly can name police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 5618/6JAN.

To stay nameless you possibly can name Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or go to

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