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Officials Issue Public Safety Alert After Fake Traffic Stop Leads To Robbery

Posted at 6:00 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 06:01:38-04

SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has issued a public safety alert following a robbery Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 3 :30 p.m. on Freedoms Way, just north of LaGrange Road.

The victim told officials that a traffic stop was conducted on her vehicle by a navy Crown Victoria with blue lights in the grill.

She described the suspect as a black male, approximately 5’8, short hair shaved on side, muscular build, wearing what appeared to be a blue in color uniform and duty belt.

The suspect demanded the victim’s purse and phone before speeding away.

The victim was driving a silver Kia Forte and was stopped on the right side of the northbound lane of Freedoms Way. If anyone witnessed this stop, please contact the sheriff’s office at 502-633-4324 or dispatch at 502-633-2323 after 4:30 p.m.