Efit released after reports of man impersonating a police officer

Bournemouth Echo: Efit released after reports of man impersonating a police officer Efit released after reports of man impersonating a police officer

DETECTIVES have issued an efit following reports of a man impersonating a police officer.

The incident happened sometime between 9pm and 9.20pm on Wednesday 23 April 2014 along Ham Lane.

The victim, a 21-year-old Bournemouth woman, was driving along Ham Lane toward Longham when a vehicle travelling behind her illuminated a blue dashboard light, indicating for her to pull over. She did and was approached by a man stating he was a police officer.

He conducted a search of her car before driving off in a dark coloured BMW estate which may have had '63' in the number plate.

It is thought that he took the victims bank card while searching the car.

Detective Constable Jon Sainsbury, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Although the man claimed to be a police officer, he was not wearing police uniform and did not show any identification.

“Should members of the public have any doubts, genuine Dorset Police officers will either be in uniform and happy to confirm their identity or show identification if they are not in uniform.”

He is described as white, quite tall, about 35 years old with dark hair and stubble.

He had a local accent and was wearing jeans and a white shirt. He was also holding a radio.

DC Sainsbury continued: “I am appealing for anyone who recalls any suspicious activity in the area at the time and anyone with any information about the man responsible to contact police.

“I would urge anyone who recognises him to call 101.”

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3:24pm Tue 27 May 14

nickynoodah says...

Was he half baked
Was he half baked nickynoodah
  • Score: -18

3:51pm Tue 27 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Sounds like a real policeman. I doubt there are 63 plate BMW's with blue lights fitted that are owned by criminals. Very unlikely.
Sounds like a real policeman. I doubt there are 63 plate BMW's with blue lights fitted that are owned by criminals. Very unlikely. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -17

4:24pm Tue 27 May 14

nickynoodah says...

Had he got B O and flat feet
Had he got B O and flat feet nickynoodah
  • Score: -22

5:15pm Tue 27 May 14

Bournefre says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Sounds like a real policeman. I doubt there are 63 plate BMW's with blue lights fitted that are owned by criminals. Very unlikely.
Was that intended to be ironic?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a real policeman. I doubt there are 63 plate BMW's with blue lights fitted that are owned by criminals. Very unlikely.[/p][/quote]Was that intended to be ironic? Bournefre
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Tue 27 May 14

Bournefre says...

When I read the headline I thought the 'punchline' was going to be that he was a PCSO.
When I read the headline I thought the 'punchline' was going to be that he was a PCSO. Bournefre
  • Score: -6

5:27pm Tue 27 May 14

nothingtofear says...

Bournefre wrote:
When I read the headline I thought the 'punchline' was going to be that he was a PCSO.
In a similar vein I thought the punchline was going to be that Martyn Underhill had been arrested for impersonating a Police & Crime Commissioner.
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: When I read the headline I thought the 'punchline' was going to be that he was a PCSO.[/p][/quote]In a similar vein I thought the punchline was going to be that Martyn Underhill had been arrested for impersonating a Police & Crime Commissioner. nothingtofear
  • Score: 3

6:33pm Tue 27 May 14

Controversial But True says...

Bournefre wrote:
When I read the headline I thought the 'punchline' was going to be that he was a PCSO.
Doesn't PCSO stand for Please Call Someone Official?
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: When I read the headline I thought the 'punchline' was going to be that he was a PCSO.[/p][/quote]Doesn't PCSO stand for Please Call Someone Official? Controversial But True
  • Score: 4

7:25pm Tue 27 May 14

blackdog1 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Had he got B O and flat feet
Another stupid pointless comment from this half wit!
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Had he got B O and flat feet[/p][/quote]Another stupid pointless comment from this half wit! blackdog1
  • Score: 19

10:16pm Tue 27 May 14

PokesdownMark says...

Sad collection of comments considering this was a very iffy incident and could become very serious if this clown continues. Hopefully he will be caught soon.
Sad collection of comments considering this was a very iffy incident and could become very serious if this clown continues. Hopefully he will be caught soon. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 13

9:11am Wed 28 May 14

Stirling151 says...

PokesdownMark wrote:
Sad collection of comments considering this was a very iffy incident and could become very serious if this clown continues. Hopefully he will be caught soon.
Not if you call 101 he won't.
[quote][p][bold]PokesdownMark[/bold] wrote: Sad collection of comments considering this was a very iffy incident and could become very serious if this clown continues. Hopefully he will be caught soon.[/p][/quote]Not if you call 101 he won't. Stirling151
  • Score: 2

10:57am Wed 28 May 14

uvox44 says...

I'm glad it says on the e-fit that it isn't an actual photo, it's SO lifelike a lot of people could easily be fooled , if they were a) drunk b) had lost their glasses and c) were looking at the picture from a long way away on a very foggy day.
I'm glad it says on the e-fit that it isn't an actual photo, it's SO lifelike a lot of people could easily be fooled , if they were a) drunk b) had lost their glasses and c) were looking at the picture from a long way away on a very foggy day. uvox44
  • Score: 1

12:53pm Wed 28 May 14

AustinMark says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Sounds like a real policeman. I doubt there are 63 plate BMW's with blue lights fitted that are owned by criminals. Very unlikely.
Every man and his dog owns a new BMW in Bournemouth these days and a flashing blue dash light is roughly £20. You appear to be delusional.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a real policeman. I doubt there are 63 plate BMW's with blue lights fitted that are owned by criminals. Very unlikely.[/p][/quote]Every man and his dog owns a new BMW in Bournemouth these days and a flashing blue dash light is roughly £20. You appear to be delusional. AustinMark
  • Score: 1

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