Balto. Co. police seek woman posing as officer


December 29, 2006|By Nick Shields | Nick Shields,Sun Reporter

Baltimore County police announced yesterday that they are searching for an armed female police impersonator who stopped and robbed a commuter in Arbutus.

Police say a man told them he was stopped shortly after 9 a.m. Dec. 18 near Washington Boulevard and Commerce Drive by a woman he believed was a police officer driving a royal blue Chevrolet Malibu with a flashing red light on the dashboard.

The woman asked for his driver's license and registration, the man told police. When he told her he did not have the identification with him, she demanded a $25 fine and that he could do it "the easy way or the hard way," officials said.

When the man asked whether she was asking for money, she nodded in agreement, police said. He told police that he said he had only $15. He handed the woman the cash, and she drove away.

The woman is described as white, 35 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, thin, with red or brown hair, police said. She was wearing light blue pants with a black stripe down the side, a dark blue, short-sleeved shirt and a silver badge similar to a county police badge, officials said. She had a revolver on her left hip, a gold nameplate with possibly "Pumphrey" on it and a dark blue, Stetson-style hat, officials said. Her shirt did not have patches on it, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or detectives at the Wilkens Precinct at 410-744-1534.

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