The London Police Service is continuing its investigation into the assault of a woman in her home by two men illegally identifying themselves as police.
On Nov. 30, police responded to an apartment at 111 Belmont Dr. after being notified of the incident by a friend of the woman who had been assaulted.
The investigation revealed she had been assaulted by two men who had gained entry to the apartment after identifying themselves as police looking for another individual.
The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.
One suspect is described as white, medium build, clean shaven, with dirty blond hair and a receding hairline, wearing black dress pants and a black dress shirt. The other has an olive complexion, stocky build, clean shaven, wearing dark jeans and a light blue short sleeved, collared shirt.
Police say the incident lasted only a few minutes, but that the suspects may still have been in the building or in the vicinity as early at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
“We always carry ID even if we're not in uniform," said Const. Ken Steeves.
Steeves pointed out that while the details around how the two suspects presented themselves to the victim wasn’t known, the assault occurred after she realized they were not police.
Noting that even officers in plain clothes carry a badge and proof of identification, Steeves said people are well within their rights to ask to see that identification to verify that they are police.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5674 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.