Warning issued about people posing as police officers and demanding money

South Yorkshire Police have issued a warning after a vulnerable man was targeted by people posing as police officers.

On Tuesday afternoon, two men claiming they were police officers arrived at a house Eskdale Road.

They showed the elderly resident a fake ID and said they were investigating him for using counterfeit money and demanded he hand over all of his cash.

Due to the threatening nature of the two bogus officers, the man handed over his money.

Detective Inspector Anna Sedgwick said: “The men targeted an elderly man in his home, using threats and fear for their own selfish gain.

“Although the man wasn’t physically harmed in the incident, he has been left incredibly distressed and large quantity of cash was stolen.”

The bogus officers have been described being two brown haired men with local accents who were wearing white shorts and shirts.

An investigation has been launched by South Yorkshire Police.

All police officers carry IDs and always present them on arrival, if people are unsure they can ring 101 who can confirm their details.

Police have no power to demand money or seize possessions without a warrant.

Anyone with information call 101 with the incident number 679.