Fake officers rob woman at gunpoint

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Three fake officers pulled a woman over and robbed her at gunpoint in Whitehaven, according to Memphis Police Department.

The incident happened on Elvis Presley Boulevard just after 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

Officers said the imposters drover a blue cargo van and a black Dodge Charger. Both vehicles were equipped with police lights in their front windows.

Two suspects approached the woman's vehicle, and one of them grabbed the victim by her shirt sleeve.

Police said the woman tried to reach for her gun in the center console, but another suspect stopped her and grabbed her Smith and Wesson handgun, her wallet, and $452 in cash.

One of the suspects then pulled the victim out of her car and had her on the ground at gunpoint, according to MPD.

Police said the suspects contemplated taking the victim's car, but decided to leave the scene in their vehicles instead.

The victim told police all the suspects were dressed in black baseball caps with "Police" written in white letters, black t-shirts with "Police" in white letters, and black cargo pants. Both suspects also had full gun belts and badges.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Memphis Police Department said citizens should check to make sure the lights in the car trying to pull you over are white and blue. They also said you should be sure to pull over in a heavily populated, well-lit area.

If you feel you need to verify the officer is legit, police said you can call 545-COPS or--in cases of emergency--call 911.

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