Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Police Looking For Impersonator/Thief

Arlington County Police released this press release. --ST

ARLINGTON, VA. - The Arlington County Police Department is warning about possible police impersonation. On Feb. 24, on the 300 block of N. Glebe Road at approximately 9:50p.m. the male victim was approached by an unknown man claiming to be a police officer. The suspect was dressed in casual clothes and displayed a gold badge hanging on a chain around his neck.

The suspect claimed to be investigating drug activity in the area and asked the victim for his wallet. When the victim provided his wallet, the suspect opened it and immediately fled on foot.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 25 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches, with a thin build and short black hair. He was wearing a black sweater, blue jeans, and a gold badge in a circular shape, on a gold chain around his neck.

Anyone with information about this or any similar incidents is asked to contact Detective D.R. Cupka of the Arlington County Police Department’s Robbery Unit at 703-228-4193. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call the Arlington County Police Department TIP Line at 703-228-4242.

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