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Fake Kambah Cops

By H1NG0 9 December 2009 22

From the ACT Policing media release site:

ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred in Kambah yesterday (Thursday 3 December) at about 10.30pm.

A 28-year-old female was driving southbound along Namitjira Drive when she saw flashing red and blue lights coming from the vehicle behind her. She pulled her vehicle over near the intersection of Kambah Pool Road, believing it to be an unmarked police car.

A male approached the victim’s front window and asked her to exit and move to the rear of her vehicle. As the victim complied with the request, the male got into her vehicle and drove off in the direction of Drakeford Drive, followed by the vehicle from which he had originally exited.

The male offender is described as Caucasian, aged in his mid-20s, about 180cms (5’11”) tall, with a slim build and short light brown hair. He was wearing a black long sleeve collared shirt and black pants. The vehicle from which he initially exited is described as either a dark green Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon.

The victim’s stolen vehicle is a 2001 charcoal coloured Holden Commodore with ACT registration YDF15Q.

Anyone who is approached by a plain clothes police officer may request to see police identification or badge and warrant card to confirm their identity.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a male or vehicle matching the above descriptions, or who knows the whereabouts of the stolen vehicle are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website at
Media enquiries:
ACT Policing
Media and Public Relations Ph: 02 6256 7460

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Eyl 9:57 am 09 Feb 10

I know this post is a bit old but how about if you ever get pulled over take the keys out of the ignition. Even after asking or ID.

dvaey 10:19 am 11 Dec 09

Morgan said :

A police friend of mine told me once that if you weren’t sure about an unmarked cars bona fides to call the police and ask them, if they are real they will tell you and if they aren’t the police love to get a head start on these kind of fools.

Any cops here agree with that advice?

More imoprtant question to any cops here, if you pull a vehicle over and approach the car and the driver has their window wound up and is speaking on their mobile phone, what is your reaction? Do you consider that theyre calling the police comms room to verify who you are, or do you presume theyre talking to their wife or BFF and simply being rude to you by not opening the window? I was once pulled over on Sulwood Dr very early in the morning, initiated near Erindale Dr. I continued to drive through the round-about towards Kambah before pulling up under a streetlight (as further up the road was dark). When the officer came to my car he asked why I didnt pull over straight away, I explained it was dark, he’d called for backup and I was alone in my car. The officer told me if I ever got pulled over again to pull over straight away or Im liable for not following a police order.

Maybe one solution to this problem, is to pass legislation that if an unmarked vehicle pulls you over, they MUST call for a marked vehicle for backup. One more story like this, and the police will find the number of people who obey directions from unmarked cars could drop dramatically.

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