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Man posing as officer assaults woman, Redlands police say

September 29, 2011 | 10:55 am

Redlands police are investigating an incident in which a man posing as a police officer assaulted a woman.Impersonating a police officer copy

The man was driving a motorized scooter on Citrus Avenue west of Alabama Street about 10 a.m. Tuesday when he motioned for a woman driving on the street to pull over, according to a Redlands police report.

He asked for her identification, saying he was a police officer, then that he was a police Explorer.

He was not wearing a uniform, had no gun and there were no lights on his scooter.

After some conversation, he attempted to lead the woman to a nearby orange grove. She refused.

He then asked to see her underwear and reached under her dress. She hit the suspect and drove off.

The man was described as a light-skinned Latino, 25 to 30 years old, clean-shaven, a black button-down, short-sleeve shirt and tan Dockers-style pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Redlands police at (909) 798-7671 or (909) 798-7681. Anonymous tips can be made by texting 274637 and using the keyword “REDTIP."


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Image: A composite sketch of Redlands assault suspect. Credit: Redlands Police Department