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Police Impersonator Pulls Over Victim in Powhatan Co.

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POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—About a half hour after a man impersonating a cop attempted to rob a victim at a stoplight in Chesterfield County, a police impersonation incident occurred in neighboring Powhatan County.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, a female driving in the Dorset Road area was pulled over by what she believed to be a police vehicle. The car had its high beams on and a blue light on the dashboard. The suspect engaged in a brief conversation with the victim after approaching her car, and then asked her to exit the vehicle.

Feeling uncomfortable with the situation, the victim called 911, was told that the suspect was not a law enforcement officer and was instructed to stay in her car. During the 911 call, the suspect returned to his vehicle. When he exited his car and approached the victim's vehicle a second time, she drove off. The suspect followed her in his car, but eventually passed her and drove toward Amelia County.

The suspect is described as a thin white male, 25-35 years of age, about 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall. He wore a white polo shirt with a patch on the right sleeve and an emblem on the left front. The victim described his light brown hair as being in a "high and tight" cut; he also had a light beard. The suspect's vehicle is light colored and unmarked.


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