Cyclist mugged by fake policemen in Cambridge

Muggers take £30 from a cyclist while pretending to be police officers who boasted "you have just been mugged"

Cambridgeshire Police are hunting a pair of fake policemen who mugged a cyclist on Tuesday evening (January 20) by subjecting him to a “shake-down”.

The pair stopped the victim on Northfield Avenue outside The Ship pub before being searched. The fake officers found £30 in cash, which they took, before accusing him of being a drug dealer on a stolen bike, according to the Cambridge News.

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When the men got back into their car they reportedly shouted back to the cyclist “you have just been mugged mate”.

Chief Inspector Chris Balmer, Safer Neighbourhood Manger for Cambridge City, told the News: “Following this incident I am asking members of the public to cautious. If they are approached by police the officer should always show their ID, if they don’t, ask for it.

“If they do not have proof of ID you should call police to make a report on 101 or 999 if you are in immediate danger.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.