Man caught at Frampton Cotterell break-in pretends to be Avon and Somerset Constabulary police officer
AN appeal has been launched to find an intruder who broke into an elderly couple’s house in Frampton Cotterell and claimed to be a police officer.
The impersonator said he was there investigating a burglary but the householders later discovered cash was missing.
It happened at 9pm on Monday, February 25 when the couple disturbed a man who was concealing his face. He then claimed he was from the police.
The man is described as white, about 5ft 4ins tall, wearing a black hat and scarf pulled over his face.
The incident is the latest in a spate of similar burglaries and has prompted police to urge residents to be on their guard.
Neighbourhood Inspector Andy Workman said: "Earlier this month we had similar burglaries reported in Almondsbury, Cadbury Heath, Kingswood, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Bath.
"I'd ask everyone to look out for their neighbours, especially if they are frail and elderly, and call 999 straight away if they see anyone acting suspiciously at doors or windows.
"This intruder was concealing his face. Police officers will always have their identification with them, but if you are in any doubt call 101 immediately.”
He added: "It is worth making sure you lock up all your doors and windows, close your curtains before it gets dark and set your house alarm as well.
"If you are at all concerned about security for yourself or a neighbour, please get in touch with your neighbourhood team on 101."