Aurora police investigate incident involving possible cop impersonation

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AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department said it is investigating an incident involving the possible impersonation of an officer.

At approximately 10 p.m. Monday, a woman was driving eastbound on E. Alameda Avenue near Havana Street when she noticed a black sedan, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria, pull up behind her, said APD.

The victim told police the suspect car had a flashing red dome-like light.

Believing she was being stopped by a police officer, the victim pulled her car into an apartment complex parking lot at E. Alameda Avenue and Jamaica Street.

When the suspect approached her car, the victim noticed he was not wearing any type of law enforcement identification on his shirt, said police.

The suspect told the victim he had stopped her for speeding. She became suspicious and asked for his badge number.

Police said the suspect then grabbed the woman by her hair and reached into her car in an attempt to pull the keys from the ignition. The victim fought back and punched him in the face, which prompted the suspect to release her and flee.

The suspect was described as a black male, about 5-foot-10, with a slim build, black hair, clean shaven and a deep voice. He also had a distinctive two-inch scar on his left cheek and was dressed in a dark-colored uniform shirt, dark-colored pants with a belt and fingerless gloves.

He drove a black-colored sedan with tinted windows.

The victim did not see a front license plate nor did she report signs of a weapon.

Detectives asked anyone with information regarding this incident to contact authorities at 303-739-1843.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward.