An employee of the fast food chain McDonald's had an unpleasant encounter with scammers who turned out to be "civil policemen" spend and rob him.

At least two strangers are said to have pretended to be civilian police officers in Kerpen near Cologne and robbed a McDonald’s employee.

Kerpen – The number with a ladle: At least two strangers in Kerpen near Cologne are said to be civilian police officers and one McDonald’s-Employee have robbed.

For an employee of the fast food chain McDonald’s there was an unpleasant encounter with fraudsters who pretended to be “civilian police officers” and robbed him. © Jan Woitas / dpa

The 37-year-old money messenger claimed to have collected the income from various branches on Wednesday in order to drive them to the bank and pay them in, the police said on Thursday.

He is said to have been overtaken by a black car on a country road.

Then the lousy fraud began: The passenger of the car then held up a red and white trowel, so that the 37-year-old assumed a police check. According to previous police investigations, the employee stopped on a dirt road and lowered the window.

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According to the alleged victim, a man with a black hoodie and black face mask held a gun to his head and forced him to surrender the money.

After that, the perpetrators are said to have fled in an unknown direction. The police are now looking for witnesses to the incident. The police can call the number for information on the wanted person 02233/523305 opposite.

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