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Police impersonator used ‘white lights’ to pull over, rob victims

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 18:59:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- Richmond Police are looking for a man they said used white emergency lights to pull over and then rob two people. The crimes happened along Jefferson Davis Highway between 9:00 - 10:00 p.m last night.

Police said in both cases a man in a white truck used white flashing lights to pull over the drivers. Once pulled over, police said the man robbed the drivers. The man stated he was a police officer, but was not wearing a uniform and did not show a gun, police said.

Police described the suspect as a black man, 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 with two white 'emergency lights' on the front bumper and one on the windshield, police said. Police use blue emergency lights.

If you think you are being pulled over by a police impostor, police said use your cell phone and call 911. If you do not have a cell phone, police suggested driving to a well-lit public area.

Police asked anyone with any information about this case to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.