Silver Spring police impersonator pulls over, robs woman

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Montgomery County Police detectives say they're trying to track down a person who is allegedly impersonating a county cop after the impersonator robbed a woman while driving in Silver Spring on Wednesday.

Police say that at about 11:45 a.m., a 39-year-old woman says she was driving near the intersection of Avenel Road and St. Camillus Drive when a driver behind her began blowing the horn and motioning her to pull over. The victim then says the person drove up beside her, yelled that he was an officer, then flashed a badge.

Despite the suspect's car not having police lights or a siren, the victim pulled over, after which the suspect allegedly asked for the woman's license and registration. He also ordered her to get out of the car and sit on a nearby curb.

After going through the woman's vehicle, police say the suspect took her purse and cell phone before driving away in his car. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Montgomery County Police describe the suspect as a 26 to 27-year-old black male, standing 5-foot-10 and weighing about 190 pounds, with curly hair and tattoos on both arms. He was wearing a black baseball hat with a police emblem, a police-style vest with a silver badge, black cargo pants and black boots during the incident. He was driving a small, black car with blue Maryland tags.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (301) 565-5835.