OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Police are searching for a man they said was impersonating an officer overnight Tuesday.
The suspect threatened and robbed a woman at her home in southeast Oklahoma City.
When officers got to the scene, they say the woman was tearing up and shaking.
It was around midnight when police said a woman let a stranger into her home, thinking he was law enforcement.
She said a man wearing a shirt with the word “police” on the front was banging on her door, threatening to kick it in if she didn’t open up.
“I would open up. I would be alarmed for sure, but if they were telling me it was a policeman, I would’ve opened up,” said Anna Wavers.
Anna Wavers just moved into the area near S.E. 44th and Sunnylane.
Hearing about a man impersonating an officer makes her worry about her safety.
“I won’t be walking my dog by myself anymore that’s for sure. I’ll probably have someone walk with me and stay inside as much as I can and I probably won’t be answering my door anytime soon,” said Wavers.
In the police report, it says the impersonator threatened to cuff the woman with zip ties if she didn’t cooperate. He then allegedly robbed her of pills and cash, then disappeared.
“He was not wearing a gun belt or a badge, but he told her he was a police officer and he had been told she was selling drugs out of her apartment, and he had insisted on seeing all of her medications,” said MSgt. Gary Knight.
Officials say it’s okay to call 911 before letting a stranger inside your home. The dispatcher will be able tell you if there’s a police officer at your door. It’s helpful advice, but neighbors are still on edge.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 30’s, about six feet tall with an average build.
If you know any information, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.