The man approaches victims in a tan SUV, pulls over to talk to people on the sidewalk and identifies himself as an agent or “Officer Franklin,” according to a community alert from Area South detectives.
A man driving an unmarked white Ford Crown Victoria with interior flashing red and blue lights pulled the student over near Ballard and Bender roads in Des Plaines as she was driving to school around 7:30 a.m. on May 20.
Police in the northwest suburbs are warning people about someone who has been trying to impersonate them.
A 32-year-old man is in custody, after police say he tried to pass himself off as one of them, and lure two boys to his van.
Police in Naperville are looking for a man who pretended to be a member of their force and pulled over a woman.