Appeal for information after robber impersonated police officer in the 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.

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