Authorities Believe Police Impersonator Who Sexually Battered Woman Headed To Miami-Dade

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Investigators have reason to believe a man who impersonated a police officer and sexually battered a woman in Bonita may be traveling towards Miami-Dade County.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said the first incident occurred on Tuesday.

The victim told authorities a man – wearing what appeared to be a police tactical vest, dark pants, firearm and a police-type insignia – presented himself as a police officer.

Because she had no reason to dispute him, she allowed the suspect to enter her home. Once inside, the suspect sexually battered the victim.

Another woman and 4-year-old child in the home were unharmed.

After the incident, the suspect fled the area in what’s believed to be a silver or tan sedan.

Authorities released a composite sketch of the suspect Wednesday night.

At this time, the sheriff’s office cannot confirm this is connected to suspicious incidents in Fort Myers.

(Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

(Source: Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

In that case, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said a man entered a Suncoast Credit Union and identified himself as a U.S. marshal and asked the staff a series of strange questions.

The same man was reported to have entered a Fort Myers Check Cashing Store.

He was wearing a bulletproof vest, badge and had a holstered firearm on his hip.

If you can identify either of these men, please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000 or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

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