Burglar posed as policeman

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POLICE are urging people to be vigilant after a man posing as a policeman stole money from a woman’s house.

He approached the 59-year-old as she got off the bus on Ashover Road, Old Tupton at around half past four on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27, and told her he was a policeman investigating a burglary in the area.

He showed her a card which had no picture, and told her he was checking money and needed to go into her house to check her cash.

The woman showed it to him before he asked for a glass of water. When she returned, he said he had to leave and she realised the cash had been stolen.

The man is described as around 5ft 10, bald, with blue eyes and wearing a grey suit. Anyone who has any information should call 0345 123 33 33.