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Fayetteville police warn of imposters

Posted May 4, 2012

— Police in Fayetteville are putting a warning out to local residents about imposters.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said that two men pretending to be police officers showed up at the front door of a home on Vandenberg Drive Friday, claiming to be responding to a call at the address.

When they didn't show their badges, the homeowner got suspicious and closed the door and called police, MacRoberts said.

The men took off in a blue, older model Chevrolet Impala with dark-tinted windows. They were dressed identically in blue cargo pants, blue short-sleeve shirts and black work boots. Both were black with medium builds and short hair and stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Anyone with information that could help police should call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

MacRoberts said that residents should always ask to see a police badge if a person identifies as a police officer and that they should call 911 immediately if they are suspicious.

In situations when they are driving and encounter a blue light, he said, they should also call 911 if they are unsure if the person stopping them is a law enforcement officer.

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  • couple97 May 4, 6:45 p.m.

    Smart to ask for a badge. Maybe that saved her life! What creeps? What is wrong with people these days?

  • Scubagirl May 4, 6:33 p.m.

    smart move on the homeowner's part. This could have ended very badly otherwise.

  • SARCASTICLES May 4, 6:23 p.m.

    Hey Fayetteville Police! I know where the imposters are! Ya'll bring the bus up to Jones St., you'll find 'em hanging out with Tom Tillis. ;)

  • TheDude abides... May 4, 4:37 p.m.

    Maybe just off-duty

    http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/11059762/

  • SportsLover75 May 4, 4:36 p.m.

    These two guys may want to read the stories I have about two different men being shot while trying to break into homes recently. They may change their profession & get REAL jobs!

  • piene2 May 4, 4:30 p.m.

    Nah, most likely real cops working a sweet scam.