Raider poses as policeman

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A BURGLAR pretended to be a police officer when the owner of a house in Brimington found him climbing through his conservatory window.

The offender was on his way out of the house on Ringwood Road when he was spotted and challenged.

He told his 74-year-old victim he was a police officer before climbing out of the window and fleeing.

Police said he broke into the OAP’s home while he was asleep, but made a noise which alerted the victim to the break-in.

He was white, in his mid-20s, around 5ft 7in tall and of thin build. He had short, dark hair, stubble and was wearing a brown jacket,.

Anyone with information about the incident - which happened at 10.15pm on Friday, July 29 - should call Derbyshire Police on 0345 1233333.