Grande Prairie RCMP warn of fake police pull overs

Grande Prairie RCMP are warning the public about an incident where a motorist was pulled over after seeing what looked like flashing police lights and hearing a siren.

Suspect is described as a tall Caucasian male with medium length hair, unshaven and unkept.

Police caution motorists to be vigilant, asking for ID from police officers if there is any suspicion. They can also request a marked police car to attend. (Google Maps)

Grande Prairie RCMP is warning drivers to be on the alert for a man impersonating a police officer. 

On Thursday night around 11:30 p.m. a woman was pulled over on Highway 2 near Webster Road by an unmarked police vehicle with lights and sirens. .

A man — not in uniform — had signalled her to stop from his unmarked sport utility vehicle. He asked for her identification, and requested she get out of her vehicle.

When he didn't provide a badge number or his name, the woman drove away unharmed, police said in a statement late Saturday.

The suspect is described as a tall Caucasian male with medium length hair, unshaven and unkept, wearing a work coat and black pants.

Police caution motorists to be vigilant, asking for ID from police officers if there is any suspicion. They can also request a marked police car to attend.