Burglars impersonating police in Auckland

Last updated 18:04 20/06/2013

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A group of brazen thieves has been robbing elderly Auckland people in their homes by posing as police officers, the real police say.

Police are investigating after eight incidents in the past few days in which a man had entered homes of elderly people by claiming he is a police officer investigating burglaries.

Once inside the man attempts to steal handbags, cash and credit cards.

Five of the crimes were committed this morning and are linked by a black 2005 Holden Club Sport, registration DBG685.

Police said the car was stolen from Penrose after a woman arrived at work and was pushed to the ground by an assailant.

The car was linked to incidents in central and north Auckland in Orewa, Takapuna, Northcote, Herne Bay and Westmere between 8.20am and 10.30am.

A blue Honda Prelude, registration DPD488, was stolen from an elderly Remuera victim after they were confronted in their home on Monday.

That car has not been recovered. Detective Inspector Scott Beard said it was possible that more than one person was responsible as descriptions of the offenders had varied from scene to scene.

"We're advising people to be wary of anyone cold-calling at home and the public are reminded that police officers must always identify themselves through their legitimate police identity badges," he said.

Anyone with information was asked to call police on 111 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.

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