Police impersonator robs Yorkville woman

By on April 28, 2009

A 32-year-old Yorkville woman was robbed at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday by a man impersonating a police officer.

The woman was driving southbound on Bliss Road near Denny Road in Sugar Grove when a dark blue or black Chevrolet Impala pulled up behind her with red and blue lights flashing in the grill. The woman believed she was being stopped by a police officer.

The man approached the woman’s vehicle, told her he had a gun and not to look at him. He demanded her purse, iPod, cell phone and jewelry. He then told her to leave and not to stop anywhere or he would come after her and her family.

The offender was described as a white male of average size, with a deep voice and no accent.

Anyone who may have information or who may have witnessed this incident on Bliss Road is asked to contact the Sugar Grove Police Department investigations division at (630) 466-4526, ext. 37.

Police advise the public that if they believe that they are being stopped by an impersonator they should slowly drive to a place of safety such as a gas station, fire station or police station. Police officers typically do not make traffic stops unless they are in uniform and in marked patrol units.

The Sugar Grove Police Department will be in the area Tuesday afternoon passing out fliers regarding this incident to see if anyone saw anything that may assist them.