Woman robbed by man posing as officer

A woman reported to the Bonney Lake Police Department she was the victim of a strong-arm robbery by a man dressed as a police officer.

A woman reported to the Bonney Lake Police Department she was the victim of a strong-arm robbery by a man dressed as a police officer.

According to the police report, the 55-year-old woman said the incident happened at 9 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 11800 block of 193rd Avenue East in front of Bonney Lake High School.

The woman told the investigating officer she was pulled over by a white man posing as a police officer. The woman said the man appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s. He was driving a Ford Crown Victoria with red and blue grill lights and a spotlight attached to the vehicle.

She said the man was clean cut and about 6 feet tall. The man was dressed in a dark blue police uniform and wore a gun in a holster on his belt.

The man asked the driver if she had been drinking. He then asked to see her driver’s license. She asked the man if he wanted her to step out of the vehicle to prove she had not been drinking.

The man suddenly punched the woman in the left side of her face and reached into the vehicle and stole her red leather purse. The man jumped into the Crown Victoria and sped away on 104th Street East.

This case is being investigated by the Bonney Lake Police Department. If anyone has information regarding the case call 253-863-2218.

Along with robbery, it is a crime to impersonate a police officer.

Reach Dennis Box at dbox@courierherald.com or 360-802-8209.

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