Police seek man who posed as an officer

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Absecon police released this photo of a man they believed tricked a 24-year-old Brigantine woman into believing he was a police officer. Absecon police released this photo of a man they believed tricked a 24-year-old Brigantine woman into believing he was a police officer.

ABSECON – The Absecon Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who posed as a police officer and conducted a motor vehicle stop last week.

The man conducted the stop at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at the intersection of Absecon Boulevard, commonly known as Route 30.

The victim, a 24-year-old Brigantine female, told police she was driving back to Brigantine when the suspect stopped her vehicle. The man told the woman he was working a police detail in the area and requested to search her car.

Thinking he was a legitimate officer, the victim complied with his request.

After the man searched her car, he left the area on Route 30.

The woman was unable to provide any details about the suspect’s vehicle other than that he drove a car with a dash-mounted emergency light.

She described the suspect as a skinny, white male, approximately 6 feet in height with blond hair and brown eyes. He was clean shaven. He wore a navy blue shirt that appeared to be a police officer’s uniform shirt.

If anyone recognizes the suspect from the police sketch they should contact the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667, ext. 216, or Crime Stoppers at (609) 652-1234.

Absecon Detective C. L. Gadd is investigating this case.


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