Nottinghamshire Police are investigating two separate incidents in Clifton and Beeston where elderly men were targeted at their home by people claiming to be police.
At around 6.15pm yesterday (Wednesday 6 June 2018), four men knocked on a door in Templar Road, Beeston claiming to be officers. When the man opened it, they forced their way in, knocking him to the floor. The 86 year-old suffered a cut and graze to his head. They searched the flat and left with a small amount of cash.
At around 11.20pm, two men knocked on a door in Lanthwaite Close, Clifton also shouting ‘police.’ When the 70-year-old man opened the door, he was hit over the head which caused a deep laceration. The offenders got away with bank cards.
A dark coloured vehicle was seen in the vicinity of both incidents.
If you saw anything suspicious in the areas or have any information that could help, please call us on 101 quoting incident 810 of 6 June 2018. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.