ATLANTA – Cobb County Police are seeking a man posing as a cop and sexually assaulting women during their encounters.
As a result, police have released a sketch of a suspect possibly connected to two sexual assaults while posing as law enforcement officer, reported Time.
Atlanta police Maj. Michael O’Connor said at a news conference Monday the man who assaulted a woman early Friday is potentially the same suspect in another assault roughly four hours later in neighboring Cobb County. The women reported being alone when stopped by a man driving a dark-colored sedan with a blue light bar on the roof. He was described as wearing a star-shaped badge and had asked to see a driver’s license.
Both O’Connor and Cobb County police Capt. Dan Ferrell said investigators are working to identify the suspect and are looking for surveillance cameras that may have caught his vehicle.
The Cobb County Police Department posted the sketch on its Twitter account on Wednesday.
Police spokesman Carlos Campos has said by email that one woman said a man in a dark sedan stopped her while driving in northwest Atlanta early Friday with a blue light bar on the roof. She says he approached her car and sexually assaulted her.
Attached is the sketch of the suspect in the police impersonator sexual assault from March 9, 2018. Anyone with information should call Cobb County Police Crimes Against Persons Unit at 770-499-4111 or email [email protected] pic.twitter.com/FiVpr9hYaD
— Cobb County Police (@cobbpolice1) March 14, 2018
He was described as white, slender, athletically built and about 6 feet to 6-foot-three, wearing a dark jacket and a star-shaped badge. He had scruffy brown or black facial hair and a skull cap.
Campos says the two crimes are similar but it was uncertain if the man in the sketch is responsible for both sexual assaults.