Lexington PD searching for man who impersonated US Marshal
Lexington, SC (June 19, 2017) – The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual who falsely presented himself as a Federal Law Enforcement officer.
At approximately 1:30 PM on June 18, the pictured male subject went into the Gamestop located at 5570 Sunset Blvd. and identified himself as a U.S. Marshal. The subject attempted to convince employees that he needed access to inspect gaming consoles. The subject presented a badge and was wearing handcuffs and was possibly armed with a handgun in a holster on his waist. The same suspect attempted the same ruse at the Gamestop store on Broad River Road on June 17. In neither case did employees allow him access to merchandise or the back of the stores.
The male subject is described as being approximately 50 years of age with a stocky build and dark hair. He appears to have an old tracheotomy scar on his neck.
The subject was seen leaving both locations in a black 4 door sedan, possibly a VW Passat.
If anyone has any information on the identity of these persons or crimes they are urged to contact the Lexington Police Department at 803-359-6260, their local law enforcement agency or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC.
The public can also text or email a tip to Crimestoppers at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com/. Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.