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False policemen alert in Esch-sur-Alzette
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False policemen alert in Esch-sur-Alzette

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Luxembourg police are now warning residents in Esch-sur-Alzette of false policemen in the area after an incident at an apartment.

(ADW) Luxembourg police are now warning residents in Esch-sur-Alzette of false policemen in the area after an incident at an apartment.

Two men, who appeared to be dressed as French policemen attempted to gain access to an elderly woman’s house on Rue Victor Hugo, Esch-sur-Alzette on Tuesday. They claimed to be investigating a recent burglary in the area and needed to enter the woman’s apartment as part of their inspection.

Once inside the unsuspecting woman’s home, the men attempted to disconnect the phone line. They then warned that nothing should be touched in the apartment as it could “disturb evidence” in the impostor's bogus burglary investigation.

However, the woman’s son returned home just in time to surprise the two men, who fled without managing to steal anything.

Both impostors were described as dressed in dark blue with “police” lettering on uniforms resembling French police. Described as both 1.70 to 1.80m tall, the men were of thin statue and wore hats.

Luxembourg police are now investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses. Impersonating a police officer, whether Luxembourgish or not, is treated as serious offence in the Grand Duchy and anyone with information is asked to call the emergency number: 113