ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an at-large police impersonator suspect. The subject attempted to impersonate a police officer in two stores at Pentagon City Mall on January 3, 2013. In both attempts, the suspect flashes a badge, states he is a “detective” and needs to seize wrist watches as evidence in a case. Store employees in both incidents did not comply with the suspects demands and asked him to leave their stores.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’8” tall and 170 lbs. At the time of the incident he was wearing dark colored jeans, a gray jacket and a red and black plaid hat.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of this individual, please contact Detective James Stone of the Arlington County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 703.228.4245 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).