Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns of police impersonator

Suspect wanted for stealing woman’s purse & cell phone

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns of police impersonator
Police say if anyone is worried when pulled over by an unmarked car, they should call 911 and drive to a populated area before stopping.

SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has issued a public safety alert after reports of a police impersonator.

A woman said she was pulled over by the suspect around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Freedoms Way in Shelbyville, just north of LaGrange Road.

She said he was driving a dark blue Ford Crown Victoria with blue lights in the grill and had on what appeared to be a blue uniform with a duty belt.

The woman told police the man stole her purse and cell phone before speeding away.

Police say the suspect is a black man who’s 5’8” with a muscular build and short hair that’s shaved on the side.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who may have witnessed the traffic stop to give them a call at (502) 633-4324. The victim was driving a silver Kia Forte.

Police say if anyone is pulled over by an unmarked car and has concerns, call 911 and drive to a populated area, like a gas station, before pulling over for the officer.

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