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Fake officer robs I-40 driver in Johnston County

Posted March 27, 2012 8:47 a.m. EDT

— A man impersonating a law enforcement officer robbed a driver along Interstate 40 Sunday night, according to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.

The victim told investigators that he thought an officer was pulling him over in a black Ford Crown Victoria with flashing blue lights, deputies said. The driver stopped near the N.C. Highway 210 exit, near McGee Crossroads, around 9:30 p.m.

A man got out of the Ford, shone a flashlight in the driver's face and ordered him out of his car, deputies said. The man then went into the victim's car, took out $600 and drove away in the Ford.

The victim said he thought the man was wearing a uniform, but he couldn't give a good suspect description because the man held a flashlight in his face the whole time.