Police impersonator puts Matthews residents on edge

Police impersonator puts Matthews residents on edge

MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - Matthews residents say a police impersonator on the loose makes them nervous.

Sunday, Matthews police continued their search for a man they say impersonated a police officer while robbing another man.

Police say the robbery happened Saturday evening on CPCC Lane off of Campus Ridge Road after a man driving a white Crown Victoria pulled over a car.

The victim told police that the man in the Crown Victoria had a badge and uniform on but says he realized that the man's badge was fake when the man walked closer.

Nearby residents say they are surprised this happened. "It's really kind of a secluded place," said Richard Presley. "there's not much traffic around here so if he stops someone no one is going to notice it unless he does it during school hours."

Police say they are looking for a white man with dark hair and a mustache. According to the victim's description of the alleged impersonator, they say he appears to be between the age of 20 and 30. He's described as being about 6'1" and weighing 190 pounds.

Nobie Thrasher is a Matthews resident and hopes the criminal gets caught soon. "What will he do next is the issue. It's a safety issue for citizens," said Theasher.

Officials said that the man did not use a weapon and no one was hurt.

If you do have any information you are asked to call 911.

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