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Phoney cops stealing from tourists in Copenhagen

Con-artists passing themselves off as police officers


No really ... I'm a cop ... now show me the money! (Photo: Colourbox)

August 20, 2014
11:21

by Ray Weaver


A group of thieves passing themselves off as police officers have attempted to rob tourists at least four times since Monday evening.

The gang seems to be focusing on the area around hotels. An Asian couple staying at the Bella Sky hotel in Amager was robbed on Monday night by a team who first sent a decoy to engage the tourists. Once he had their attention, two men claiming to be cops walked up and warned the couple they were in a very dangerous part of town and asked to see whatever cash they may be carrying.

The thieves also tried and failed with the same scam later that evening on some Asians staying at the Tivoli Hotel.

On Tuesday morning, the thieves hit tourists staying at the Hotel Scandic on Enghavevej and the Hotel Scandic Gammel Kongevej. A French couple at the Gammel Kongevej location were  scammed out of $700, around 3,500 kroner.

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 Police told TV2 Lorry that the thieves appeared to be southern European, possibly Romanian or Italian.

“Otherwise, there is not much to go on beyond the mention of someone possibly seeing a grey four-door vehicle,” Ove Randrup from the Copenhagen Police told TV2.

The fake cops are not in uniform, but they do flash phoney credentials.



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