Police: Fake Cops Robbed Drivers In Johnston, Cumberland Counties

By: April Davis/ Lindsey Fry
By: April Davis/ Lindsey Fry

Getting pulled over can make anyone a little nervous, but for two drivers in central North Carolina it was a terrifying experience. This week a driver in Johnston County and another driver in Cumberland County were pulled over by men pretending to be police officers, and when the drivers pulled over, they were robbed.

Greenville Police advise drivers in eastern carolina to take extra precautions when driving at night. If you get stopped, they say ask the officer for some identification. Sgt. Joe Friday also says, drivers only have to roll their window down far enough to give the officer their license and registration.

"If it's an unmarked car that just does not appear to you to the driver to be a police car, proceed to a parking lot that has an amount of foot traffic or pedestrian traffic to help you feel safe," said Friday

Police say, drivers need to use caution whenever they are being stopped at night by an unmarked cop car. Authorities have not made any arrests in the two cases this week and they haven't said if they believe the cases are related.


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