MAN IMPERSONATING POLICE OFFICER STEALS CAR AFTER PULLING OVER MOTORIST ON FREEWAY

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CHP seeks witnesses to brazen mid-day theft

September 3, 2013 (San Diego) – The California Highway Patrol is warning motorists about two people in a white Crown Victoria equipped with flashing red and blue lights to resemble a police car.  The pair reportedly pulled over a Jeep near the junction of freeways 805 and 905 today at 1:05 p.m.. A Hispanic man wearing a black jacket with “police” across the chest and wearing what appeared to be a holstered handgun on his hip got out of the passenger side of the Crown Victoria. He asked the Jeep driver to get out, then stole the vehicle.

The theft occurred on I-805 northbound, south of Palm Avenue.  The Jeep’s 28-year-old driver was traveling west on State Route 905 east of I-805 when the Crown Victoria pulled up behind him until he pulled over on the shoulder.

After the theft, the Crown Victoria (same model car used by many law enforcement agencies) drove off. The victim was unable to see the driver of the Crown Victoria. 

The white Crown Victoria drove off following the Jeep. The victim was unable to get a look or give a description of the driver of the Crown Victoria.

If you witnessed or has any information on this theft, please contact Investigator K. Jackman at (619) 220-5492.