Police impersonator on the loose in Windsor

Windsor Police crest at police headquarters. Blackburn News file photo.

Windsor police are investigating a report of a man impersonating a police officer.

Police said a woman reported being pulled over by a vehicle behind her with a red and blue flashing light in the area of Riverside Drive East and Belleperche Place. It happened on Saturday between 2:15 a.m. and 4:15 a.m.

“A male suspect exited the vehicle wearing what was described as a Windsor Police Service button-down shirt with no other police clothing or equipment,” police said in a news release Monday afternoon.

The victim said the suspect asked for her licence and vehicle documents and after a lengthy wait in the vehicle, the suspect returned and demanded money from the victim while holding an unknown weapon. Some money was taken and they both left.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black sedan, similar to a Dodge Charger with Ontario licence plate possibly starting with “BJ” or “BJJ”. It had a dark tinted windshield with darker tint at the top half, and a roof light.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early to mid-50s, approximately 5’9″ tall with a gold left front tooth and missing a right front tooth. He had wrinkles on his face with sores on the left cheek, dark brown hair with lots of grey, worn short and messy “surfer style”, bushy eyebrows, a brown mustache with grey highlights, a brown beard extending past his chin, and wore a Windsor Police Service button-down t-shirt and dark pants.

“Windsor police would like to remind the public that if at any time during a vehicle stop or interaction with someone identifying them self as a police officer, you can request to see credentials,” added police. “If there is ever a doubt that you are being stopped by an actual police officer, do not hesitate to call Windsor police or 911.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.