Police are asking the public to watch out for two men driving a vehicle made to look like a police car who robbed a woman in Paulding County last week.
The Paulding County Sheriff's Department said a woman told police she was driving westbound on Mulberry Rock Road in the area of Scoggins Middle School when she was pulled over.
Paulding County Sheriff's spokesman Ashley Henson said the men were driving a black Ford Crown Victoria with flashing blue lights, which is illegal.
"She saw the flashing blue lights, she said she'd just assumed that it was an undercover vehicle just performing a routine traffic shop," Henson said.
The victim told deputies that two men wearing black T-shirts and black ball caps got out of the car and approached her, then stole her wallet and fled the scene. One of the men pointed a pistol at her.
"It's very troubling because if we've got folks out there impersonating police with weapons that could end very, very dangerously," Henson said.
Temple resident Deana Barber said she drives by the road where the robbery happened and that it's secluded.
"An officer comes up behind you, you think he's going to help you, not rob you, rape you, kill you shoot you whatever," Barber said. "That's very scary."
The Sheriff's Office wants to remind you that if you are pulled over, you can drive to a well-lit area before stopping. Police ask that you slow down and use your hazard lights while doing so. Citizens are always encouraged to call 911 if they are unsure that the car belongs to law enforcement.
"I want the citizens of Paulding County to know that we take these types of crimes very serious and we are working diligently to locate these police impersonators," said Sheriff Gary Gulledge.
If you have any information on the police impersonators you are asked to call the Paulding County Sheriff's Office at (770) 443-3010.
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