'Fake French police' gang charged with robbing spree during lockdown

Four Iranian nationals were presented before French magistrates on Monday accused of impersonating police officers to search victims on the pretext of checking their movements under the current lockdown measures in France, when they allegedly stole cash and valuables estimated to be worth around 25,000 euros.

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Four alleged fraudsters stood trial in France on monday, accused of conducting fake police checks on people's permits to leave home during the lockdown, reports BBC News.