Authorities Monday released new details regarding the investigation into as she was driving in southern Paulding County.
sent out Saturday night the alert that stated that a woman had her wallet taken by two white men in a black Ford Crown Victoria that had a blue light on the dashboard. The woman was driving alone when she was stopped by the vehicle that resembled one belonging to law enforcement.
PCSO officials Monday said the incident happened about 7:10 p.m. Friday as the woman was going west on Mulberry Rock Road near Scoggins Middle School. When she saw a blue light illuminate on the dash of the black Ford Crown Victoria with tinted windows that was following her, she pulled over to an area near the school.
Two white men wearing black T-shirts and black ball caps got out of the vehicle; said the two had been dressed in “business attire.”
The two men each went to one side of the vehicle. After the men requested the woman’s driver’s license, the woman says the man on the passenger’s side pulled out a pistol and pointed it in her direction, while the other man took her wallet. Both men then fled the scene.
The victim described the men as being in their mid-20s and clean-shaven.
The sheriff’s office warns drivers, especially lone female drivers, that those stopped by law enforcement are allowed to drive to a well-lit area before pulling over and should turn on their hazard lights, or signal with their hands, and slow their speed below the speed limit while doing so. Those who are not sure if they are being pulled over by actual law enforcement can call 911 to confirm the presence of an actual officer.
“I want the citizens of Paulding County to know that we take these types of crimes very seriously, and we are working diligently to locate these police impersonators,” Paulding Sheriff Gary Gulledge said in a news release Monday.
Anyone with information about the police impersonators or who may have seen them are asked to contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-443-3015.