Police Impersonator Robs 2 Off Jeff Davis Hwy In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA—Richmond Police are searching for the man who impersonated a police officer, pulling over two cars and robbing their drivers along Jefferson Davis Highway late Tuesday night.

Police say a man posing as a police officer, driving a white Ford pick-up truck with flashing white lights pulled over two people and robbed them.

It happened around 9:15 p.m., in the 4600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, near Berry Road.

Police say the man pulled behind a vehicle and when the vehicle stopped, Richmond Police say the suspect approached the driver and stated he was a police officer.

Police say the same man then pulled over a second person just blocks away from the first incident. It happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, near Terminal Avenue.

The suspect was not wearing a uniform and did not display a badge or a gun, police said. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately five' 9″ wearing khaki shorts and a white shirt. He was driving a four-door white Ford F-250 or F-350 pickup truck. The vehicle has two white 'emergency lights' on the front bumper and one on the windshield.

The Richmond Police Department stated all law enforcement uses blue emergency lights, including the Richmond Police Department and other local law enforcement. Should drivers believe they are being pulled over by unauthorized personnel, police suggests they call 911 and follow the instructions of the dispatcher. If no phone is available, police say drivers should drive to a busy, well-lit public place.

Anyone with any information about this individual or this vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.


Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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