Calgary

Real police investigates apparent home invasion by fake officers

Police — the real variety — were called to the 1400 block of Renfrew Drive N.E. in Calgary about 4:45 p.m. for reports of a home invasion after two people claiming to be police forced their way into a home.

Calgary police say 2 people dressed as officers forced their way into a home in the northeast

Calgary police are investigating after two people reportedly dressed as officers tried to force their way into a home in the northeast. (David Bell/CBC)

Calgary police are investigating an apparent home invasion on Thursday afternoon that saw two people dressed as officers force their way into a home.

Police — the real variety — were called to the 1400 block of Renfrew Drive N.E. about 4:15 p.m. for reports of a home invasion after two people claiming to be police forced their way into a home.

"The residents challenged the validity of the suspect's claims and a brief confrontation occurred before the suspects fled," reads a release from police.

"At this time police believe this may have been a random incident."

Police say if you are unsure when dealing with an officer, you should ask to see photo identification, or you can call 911 or the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

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