On Sunday, 25 October 2020, between 4.55pm and 5.1pmthree men got out of a silver Vauxhall Insignia displaying a false number plate of NA0 8XHZ and approached the residents of an address on Featherbed Lane, Croydon.
They were wearing black baseball caps with ‘police’ on and utility belts holding handcuffs. They produced fake warrant cards, making themselves out to be police officers, and claimed they were investigating tax evasion and money laundering.
The suspects were able to steal more than £20,000 in cash, as well as a high powered air rifle, before returning to the silver Insignia where a getaway driver was waiting for them. The vehicle was then seen to drive back along Featherbed Lane, away from Croydon.
The suspects are described as follows:
[B]: White male, 6’3-4 tall, aged between 40 and 45, with blue eyes and mousy brown hair.
[C]: White male, aged 40-45, of heavy (fat) build.