Freeport Fake Cop Sought by Police

Nassau County police are looking for a man who claimed to be a police officer when he tried to get a woman into his vehicle and then followed her into a Freeport store.

The 38-year-old victim was walking at the corner of Church and Main streets when a man driving a minivan repeatedly yelled at her to get in and then threatened to arrest her, claiming to be a police officer, when she ignored him and kept walking at 8 p.m. Thursday, police said.

The victim ran into PLS Check Cashing on East Sunrise Highway but the suspect followed her in and demanded the employees open the security door—again identifying him as a police officer, authorities said.

The employees called 911 and the suspect fled the scene in his white minivan with a brown lower panel, police said.

He was described as a 6-foot-tall white man in his mid-40s with a medium build and dirty blond hair who was wearing a black trench coat.

First Squad detectives ask anyone with information about this case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.