Men impersonate Delaware State Police

The 22-year-old victim tells police that the Delaware State Police impostors drove Dodge Chargers with flashing police lights.

The woman’s car was hit by one of the cars around 12 p.m. Monday on Ogletown Stanton Road (Route 4) at Rolling Drive in Newark.  The man turned on red and blue emergency lights inside his car and came up to the victim’s car.  The woman tells police the man was wearing a blue uniform-type short sleeve shirt with badge and blue pants, small square style hat with brim.  

He told the woman that he was a State Trooper from Troop 6 and gave the woman a fake badge number and a fake phone number.  About ten minutes later, a second Charger with tinted windows arrived at the scene.  The driver of that car was also dressed in a fake uniform.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 25 and 30 years old.  The second suspect is described as a white male around the same age.  Neither suspect wore a gun belt or a gun.

State Police are asking anyone with any information about this incident to contact Corporal Seitz at Troop 6 at 302-633-5000, extension 667 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Police say if you think you are being contacted by a police impersonator, put on your flashers, drive the speed limit and call 911.  If you don’t have a phone at hand, drive to a well lit, busy area.  They say you should not get out of your vehicle until a dispatcher can confirm that you are being pulled over by an actual police officer.

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