Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Police Impersonator/Robbery Suspect Sought

June 12, 2013

Police Impersonator/Robbery Suspect Sought

The Richmond Police Department needs the public’s help to identify and locate a suspect wanted for impersonating an officer and robbing the two victims.

Last night at approximately 9:15 p.m., in the 4600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, a white Ford pick-up truck illuminated flashing white lights and pulled behind a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle stopped and the suspect driver of the pickup approached and stated he was a police officer. The suspect wore no uniform and did not display a badge or gun.

The scenario occurred again a few minutes later at 9:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately five feet nine inches tall and 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 Department would like to remind the community that all law enforcement uses blue emergency lights, including the Richmond Police Department and other local law enforcement. Should you believe you are being pulled over by unauthorized personnel, the Department suggests you use a mobile phone to call 911 and follow the instructions of the dispatcher. If no phone is available, 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.