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Derry residents warned about fake police officers wearing yellow rubber gloves

The two men called to a home last night claiming that they were investigating counterfeit money.

Image: yellow rubber gloves via Shutterstock

TWO MEN POSING as police officers convinced a homeowner to hand over a a sum of money in Derry after claiming to be investigating counterfeit notes.

The incident occurred at around 7.30pm in the Seacoast Road area of Magilligan last night.

The men asked the occupant of the house to hand over ‘any notes in his possession’.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland have said that these men were not police officers.

One is described as being around 35 years old, 5’7″ tall, and of thin build, and the second as being in his 40′s, 5’9″, and of medium build. Both had a local accent.

Check ID

They have described the men as wearing yellow coats with ‘police’ written on the back, black boots, trousers, caps with a police badge, and wore yellow rubber gloves.

They are advising residents to check the ID of any unknown person calling to their home.

Anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area between 7pm and 8pm last night, or anyone with information, are asked to contact police.

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