‘Fake cop’ enters home, robs couple

Posted at 7:31 AM, May 02, 2014

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Investigators are looking for a man who robbed two people inside their home after he pretended to be a law enforcement officer. The crime happened Tuesday night in the Leeland Station subdivision in Stafford, according to Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy.

“The suspect knocked on the door and identified himself as a law enforcement officer and was allowed into the house,” investigators said. “The suspect presented a gun and ushered the two homeowners into the interior of the house. In the robbery attempt the homeowners were able to escape to a neighbor’s residence and call 9-1-1. The investigation indicates that the homeowners were specifically targeted.”

Investigators released a sketch of the suspect who they described as a 35 – 45-year-old white man, 5’10-6’0, with short dark hair.

“The suspect in this incident presented himself as a law enforcement officer. In an attempt to protect the investigative integrity of this case the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the specific description of what the suspect was wearing. However if a citizen is not sure as to the authenticity of the individual presenting themselves as a law enforcement officer, ask for identification or badge,” investigators said. “Verify the agency by reading the name on the ID or badge as well as the patch. A generic badge will simply say Police or Investigator.  A real badge will usually include the name of the agency.”

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400 or Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020.