West Chester police still searching for suspect who impersonated officer, attacked woman

West Chester Twp. police squad car.
West Chester Twp. police squad car.

West Chester Twp. police are still searching for a man who attacked a woman during a bogus traffic stop last month.

A woman called West Chester police Dec. 16 claiming a man impersonating a police officer beat and tried to rape her after a traffic stop in the Auto Zone parking lot on Union Centre Boulevard.

“I was just on Union Centre Road and I was stopped by someone that had like police lights on, he said he was a police officer,” the female caller tearfully told the dispatcher. “He came into my car, hit me and then he tried to rape me.”

The suspect was wearing all black, a short sleeved shirt with no badge or identifying patches and a blue mask. He is a white male, approximately 30 years old, five feet eight inches tall, weighing around 150 to 180 pounds with brown hair in a buzz-style cut. The suspect approached the female victim’s car, acting as if he was a police officer.

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West Chester spokeswoman Barb Wilson told the Journal-News there have been no new incidents of police impersonators and the police are still investigating.

The suspect had red and blue lights on his vehicle, Sgt. Brent Lovell said at the time that West Chester Police and police in the surrounding area only have blue lights on their vehicles.

Police advised in a situation when someone is stopped by police and he or she wants to verify that a law enforcement officer is making the stop, they should call 9-1-1 to confirm traffic stops.

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