Carjacking By Police Impersonators

May 12, 2010

Last last night, the Mesa Police Department received a report of a carjacking in the northwestern area of the city, along S.R. 202. The reporting party told police that he was stopped by a dark-colored sedan that displayed red and blue lights to the rear. Two men, who the victim described as wearing vests like those of police officers, got out of the sedan and force the victim, at gunpoint. to surrender his vehicle. The suspects fled with the victim's vehicle.

The Mesa Police Department reminds the public to be careful when pulling over for vehicles that are not immediately recognizable as police cars. If you are unsure that the car stopping you is really a police car drive, at a lawful speed, to a well-lit area where other people are located before stopping. If the vehicle attempting to make the stop is a bona fide police vehicle, it will follow.



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PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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