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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Lt. Scott Eberle
Date: May 28, 2024 4:04 PM

Impersonation of Federal Agents in San Rafael

The San Rafael Police Department has been alerted to a series of incidents involving individuals impersonating federal agents in the past couple of weeks. These impersonators have been targeting people in their vehicles and pedestrians on the street, demanding their wallets or cash, and subsequently stealing them.

In these incidents, the suspects approach individuals, present themselves as federal agents, and request to see the victims' wallets or cash. After obtaining the victim's property, the suspects flee the scene with the stolen items.

The San Rafael Police Department wants to assure the public that no legitimate federal agents are involved in these incidents. If you are approached by someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer and you feel uncertain about their identity, we urge you to call your local police department immediately. We also want to emphasize that a law enforcement agent will never demand someone turn over their entire wallet, purse, or cash, a simple identification card is sufficient to establish identity. Do not turn over your entire wallet to anyone.

To ensure your safety and verify the legitimacy of law enforcement personnel, remember that San Rafael police officers will always identify themselves by wearing a police uniform or displaying a badge prominently on their clothing.

The San Rafael Police Investigations Unit is actively pursuing leads to put a stop to this behavior and bring those responsible to justice. We encourage the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious encounters or incidents of impersonation to the San Rafael Police Department as soon as possible. Your cooperation is crucial in helping us address this issue and ensure the safety of our community.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Posted: May 28, 2024 4:04 PDT by A. Holm #517

Updated: May 28, 2024 4:05 PDT by Alex Holm


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