Fake officers in home raid

File photo dated 29/04/2009 of police tape outside a murder scene in Wallasey, Merseyside. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday April 20, 2011. The number of crimes fell by 3% from 9.8 million to 9.5 million last year compared with 2009. But there was no significant change in the levels of violent crime, according to the British Crime Survey. See PA story CRIME Figures. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
File photo dated 29/04/2009 of police tape outside a murder scene in Wallasey, Merseyside. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday April 20, 2011. The number of crimes fell by 3% from 9.8 million to 9.5 million last year compared with 2009. But there was no significant change in the levels of violent crime, according to the British Crime Survey. See PA story CRIME Figures. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Hoax police officers robbed a Heanor couple in their own home by claiming they had a search warrant.

Between 10am and 10.30am on Wednesday, November 13, three men went into a house on Lowlands Lea and restrained a man and a woman in their 40s.

They searched the house before stealing cash and jewellery. The occupants were not hurt during the incident.

The men were all white and spoke with local accents. Two of the offenders were dressed in what appeared to be police uniforms and the other man was in a suit.

One man in uniform was around 5ft six inches tall, in his 30s, of stocky build, with short, dark hair and clean shaven.

The second man in uniform was around 6ft two inches, of slim build and, clean shaven. The third man was roughly 5ft seven inches tall, in his late 40s or early 50s, of stocky build with a bald head and wearing a blue, tight-fitting suit.

Officers are appealing for witnesses who saw men fitting the description in the area or anyone with information about the incident to contact them. Police are also reminding people to be vigilant and check identification of anyone who comes to their door.

Call the non-emergency number on 101 if you have information which could help police.