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Drivers beware: Armed police impersonators wanted in Camden County, police say

Residents and drivers in Lindenwold, New Jersey, are being warned of two men allegedly impersonating police officers

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A police department in South Jersey is warning drivers and residents about two men who are allegedly impersonating officers.

In surveillance video provided by the police department, the two men can be seen walking down a sidewalk while wearing what looks to be police-style badges around their necks.

According to police, these two people are driving around the area of Lindenwold and Winslow Township in a red four-door Ford sedan with a Pennsylvania license plate that has an emergency light attached to the roof.

Police are currently investigating two alleged incidents involving the two men.

On September 28, a driver was pulled over by the two suspects at the corner of Waterford Road and Route 73 in Winslow Township just before 5 a.m., according to police.

The victim reported to police that the men said he was driving with a headlight out and was wanted for a robbery before requesting to search his vehicle. When the driver asked for a marked police car to be present, the males left the scene.

A second incident happened on September 30 just before 10 p.m. on the 700 block of East Elm Avenue in Lindenwold, according to a police statement. When police arrived on the scene, two victims explained that they were approached by two men who searched them and took their money. One victim told police that when the alleged police impersonators were confronted, one of them showed that he had a gun.

Police are urging drivers to be aware and if you're unsure of an unmarked car trying to pull you over they say to turn on your flashers and drive to a public location.

If you have any information on who these alleged impersonators are please contact Lindenwold Police detective Juan Caceres at (856) 784-7566 (ext. 419), or Winslow Township Police detective Michael Smith at (609) 567-0700 (ext. 1226).

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