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Fayetteville police warn of imposters

Posted May 4, 2012 4:14 p.m. EDT

— 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.