Fake cops rob French pensioner of 13 gold bars

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Two thieves posing as police officers gained access to a French pensioner’s home on Wednesday and robbed him of 13 gold bars worth 450,000 euros ($510,000).

The fake officers showed up on the 69-year-old’s doorstep in a Parisian suburb and told him they were investigating a gold robbery, a police source said.

“They asked him if he had any (gold). He said he did and then showed them the gold bars,” the source said.

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“One of the two then distracted him with papers while the second stole the ingots.”

The 13 gold bars weigh a kilo (2 pounds) each and were stored in the man’s cellar rather than in a safe, the source added.

The pensioner was unharmed.

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