A video is circulating on social media filmed in Barking appearing to show two men impersonating police officers.
Police were called at 18:51hrs on Tuesday, October 12 to a residential block in The Shaftesburys, Barking.
A woman reported that two men had attended her address. They were claiming to be police officers and were dressed in crude uniform including caps, harnesses and ‘asps’ (batons) and said they were there to search the property.
They were initially allowed in before the residents became suspicious and asked to see their identification, which they could not produce.
Upon being further challenged the suspects left the address. They were followed and fled in the direction of Abbey Road.
Real officers attended and conducted an area search, but the men could not be located.
Police would like to speak to the two men pictured and ask anyone who has information that could help to call 101 ref CAD 6640/12 Oct.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.