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Fake cop takes cash from New West business

A New Westminster veterinary business appears to have been the victim of a man impersonating a police officer.

New West police say the man entered the store on the evening of July 2 and sat in the lobby for about 20 minutes. Another customer was in the store and paid his bill in cash. After the customer left, the suspect showed a police badge and asked to see the cash the previous customer had paid saying "there was an investigation." He was given the $250 and the suspect gave the receptionist a fake police file number and left, saying he would return but didn't.

Police say the suspect has been described as being Caucasian, about 30 years old with brown hair, stubble, a yellow/brownish sweater jacket. He was about five-foot-nine with a medium build and a scar on the lower left side of his lift.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call New Westminster police at 604-525-5411.

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