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Attempted home-invasion robbery reported in Stafford County

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UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon issued the following update on this case.


Stafford-Suspect“The description of the suspect in that incident has been updated. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10-6’0, with short dark hair, weighing between 250 – 285 pounds and 35 – 45 years of age. An artist sketch of the suspect is attached to this release.

“The suspect in this incident presented himself as a law enforcement officer. In an attempt to protect the investigative integrity of this case the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the specific description of what the suspect was wearing. However if a citizen is not sure as to the authenticity of the individual presenting themselves as a law enforcement officer, ask for identification or badge. Verify the agency by reading the name on the ID or badge as well as the patch. A generic badge will simply say Police or Investigator. A real badge will usually include the name of the agency. If you still question the authenticity call 9-1-1 and asked the dispatcher to verify the identity of the individual.”

Below are pictures of the uniforms that patrol officers wear in Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, King George County, the Fredericksburg Police Department and the Virginia State Police.

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ORIGINAL STORY

By KEITH EPPS

Stafford County detectives are investigating an incident Tuesday night in which an intruder got into a county residence by claiming to be a law-enforcement officer, police said.

Once inside, Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said, the man pulled a gun on the two residents, who got away unharmed and fled to a neighbor’s house and called 911.

The incident took place about 9:15 p.m. on Riggs Road in the Leeland Station subdivision. The intruder was described as a white man in his mid 40s between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Kennedy said it appears that the victims were specifically targeted. He said detectives are still investigating, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 659-2020.

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