Roehampton: Burglars pose as police officers before forcing way into home to steal puppy and Xmas presents

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Roehampton: Burglars pose as police officers before forcing way into home to steal puppy and Xmas presents
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Burglars posing as police officers barged their way into a woman’s home in south London to steal her puppy and Christmas presents.

Scotland Yard said the woman was assaulted by two men wearing caps with the word “Police” on the front in Arabella Drive, Roehampton.

The victim, in her 30s, suffered cuts and bruises after she was attacked when she refused them entry after they claimed they were there for a drugs search at 10am on Monday.

The pair searched the home making off with her two-month old female American XL bulldog puppy, which is described as ‘blue merle’.

Cash and a bag containing Christmas gifts were also stolen.

The victim was treated at hospital for injuries before being discharged.

There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Unfortunately, there have been occasions where criminals have posed as police officers, both in person and on the phone.

“If one of our officers contacts you in person, they’ll show you their police warrant card. This is proof of their identity and authority.

“If you are unsure about whether the person you’re dealing with is a genuine police officer – stop – and call us on 101 to check their identity. In an emergency always call 999.”

Anyone who has information or footage relating to this incident, but has not yet spoken with police should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 1837/29NOV.

To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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