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Man impersonates police officer in Fair Haven

On April 19, at approximately 10:50 p.m., along Route 22A in the area of the Fairwood Lanes Bowling Alley in Fair Haven, a lone female victim was stopped by a vehicle using a rotating blue light, which was located on its dashboard. The vehicle had followed her from New York.

After pulling over to the side of the road, the victim was approached by a male suspect who identified himself as a police officer. He is described as being approximately 6 feet tall, 165 to 170 pounds, thin build, wearing dark pants, a tan colored shirt and longer dark jacket.

The suspect's vehicle was reported to be a midsize vehicle, dark in color, with a single antenna. The registration plate is not known. A police scanner was heard in the vehicle.

The suspect asked the victim if she had any drugs or weapons and asked for permission to search the vehicle. The female agreed to the search as she had nothing to hide. She then exited and was ordered to stand at the rear of her vehicle.

The suspect began the search and then asked for her license. As she approached to get her license, the suspect ordered her back to the rear of her vehicle. The suspect concluded the search and departed the scene. The victim later found that an amount of money was missing from her wallet. At this time the amount of money is not being released, due to the on going nature of this investigation.

During the search a second vehicle approached, stopped and turned off its lights and engine. The suspect then approached the second vehicle and spoke with the operator. The vehicle then departed shortly after. There is no known description of this vehicle or operator.

Anyone having any information is request to contact the Fair Haven Police Department or Vermont State Police.

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