Two women reported being sexually assaulted by a man posing as a police officer in the Atlanta area, police said.
Authorities in Georgia are searching for a man accused of impersonating an officer, pulling over two women and sexually assaulting them hours apart on Atlanta-area roads.
The Atlanta Police told FOX 5 a 25-year-old woman said she was stopped by a car around 1 p.m. on Friday at the Nash Road in the north-west of Atlanta. The woman said the man got out of his car, approached her, and sexually assaulted her.
The woman told Atlanta Police the car was a dark colour, and had a blue light bar on the roof, but had no police markings.
Less than 4 hours later, a second woman reported a similar time of the attack about 15 miles away.
A second woman reported being attacked by a man who is a police officer during a traffic stop near the Terrell Mill Park in Marietta, Georgia.
The Cobb County Police Department said the second attack happened around 4:45 a.m. on Friday in Marietta, located in the north of Atlanta, after a woman was pulled over by what she thought was a police vehicle with a light bar on the top of it.
After approaching the woman from the vehicle, the male suspect grabbed the victim by her collar and opened her driver’s door” as she went to get her driver’s license.
“He then began to perform what she thought was a ‘pat down’ for its ID,” according to police. “Instead, he started to grope and sexually assault the victim as she sat in her chair. After a short time, he stopped and let her leave the scene.”
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Both victims described the suspect as a 30-year-old white man, about 6 feet fall with an average build, short dark brown hair in a buzz cut, with a square head, police said.
“He was wearing a dark jacket with a light blue logo, or other writing, a black vest with a star-shaped golden badge on one side and three bars (gold) on the other hand,” police said.
Both women reported the man was also wearing a police duty belt with a gun, a Taser and a radio.
Authorities are reminding drivers that if they feel uncomfortable during a traffic stop, they should pull in a well-lit area if possible and call 911 to verify they are stopped by a legitimate officer.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed