Friday, October 09, 2009

Tyrone Police Dept: Warning on Police Impersonators

Rec'd from Tyrone Police Department:

A warning from The Fayette County Sheriff's Office about a case involving police impersonators.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office has issued an advisory about a case they are working involving two females who went to the home of an elderly woman, displayed a badge and handcuffs, and were successful in taking money under the guise of an investigation.

According to the alert, "On Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at approximately 4:00pm a 73 year old female was approached at her residence in north Fayette County on Highway 92 by two females posing as undercover law enforcement officers. The duo stated they were investigating counterfeit money and showed the elderly female a badge and handcuffs. The elderly female was told if she did not cooperate, she would be arrested.

During the incident the females obtained cash from the residence and then forced the elderly female to go with them to her bank in Riverdale, Georgia to withdraw additional money.

After the withdrawal, the elderly female was set out at the Church’s Chicken in Riverdale, Georgia."

The suspects are described as a black female and a white female in a dark blue 4 door car, possibly a Camry or Malibu.

Stills from a surveillance camera are attached.

Anyone with information on this case is requested to call the Sheriff's Office at 770-716-4755.

Please pass this information along to your family and friends and discuss it with your elderly family members. It is not uncommon for criminals to target this demographic because they are seen as easy targets and are often very trusting - especially of authority figures. We hope that this is an isolated incident, but please remain vigilant.
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