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RCMP report a third incident of police impersonation
A third incident of a man attempting to impersonate a police officer occurred on Aug. 30 in the North Shuswap area.
A vehicle of similar description to the two previous incidents, which took place on Aug. 28, is suspect again.
The Chase RCMP received a report from a North Shuswap area couple that they were followed by a small black car that had flashing red and blue lights in the windshield. This took place on Friday, Aug. 30, between 3 and 4 p.m., as they drove eastbound on Squilax-Anglemont Road near Roderick Haig Brown Provincial Park.
The couple did not stop for this vehicle, and they continued on their route towards their home. At one point the couple turned off the main road and noted that the small black car continued eastbound. The vehicle speeds remained normal for the road, and there was no pursuit nor high speeds involved.
The couple did not get a description of the driver, but believe the driver was alone in the vehicle. The RCMP was able to confirm once again that there were no police officers working in that area at the time of the incident.
In two earlier instances, people were pulled over on the Trans-Canada Highway near Pritchard by a man who drove a car with flashing red and blue lights. He identified himself as a police office conducting traffic stops.
In both cases, the man asked for a driver's licence and insurance, then returned them.
In the two previous incidents the suspect is described as being in his mid-20s, unshaven and wearing a nose ring. He was wearing plain clothes, a tuque and black cotton gloves. He was driving a dark, mid-sized sedan.
The Chase RCMP is continuing their investigation into these incidents and is requesting the assistance from the public, asking that should anyone have any information regarding these incidents to contact the Chase RCMP or for those wishing to remain anonymous to report their information via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.