Police seek information after robber impersonated police officer in Hunter

Police are appealing for assistance from the community after a man impersonated a police officer during a robbery in the Hunter region earlier this month.

About 10.45pm on Friday 8 May 2020, a 20-year-old male delivery driver attended Oakfield Road, Woodberry, to meet up with a pre-arranged online customer.

As he arrived, another car pulled up behind his vehicle, before a man approached the driver’s side claiming to be a police officer.

The man reached into the vehicle and attempted to remove the keys from the ignition, before assaulting the male driver.

He then stole a package from the back seat and ran back to the other vehicle before it drove off at speed.

The 20-year-old driver called Triple Zero (000) during the incident and later attended Maitland Police Station to report the incident.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District have since commenced inquiries into the incident.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 30s, with a tattoo on the front of his neck, wearing a grey hooded jumper and dark trackpants.

Detectives are urging anyone who may live in the nearby area with CCTV or dashcam footage between 10pm and 11.30pm on Friday 8 May 2020, or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact Maitland Police Station on 4934 0200 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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