Police imposter knocking on Temple Terrace doors

Posted at 7:37 AM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 07:37:58-05

Police say there have been two reported incidents of individuals impersonating law enforcement officers in the City of Temple Terrace.

In the first incident on December 17, around 3:00 p.m., two suspects knocked on the victim’s door in the 200 block of Linda Avenue, and identified themselves as police officers. They told the resident there that they were a victim of identity theft.

The victim allowed the suspects into their home. The suspects did not take any property or injure the victim. Their motive for gaining entry into the residence is unknown at this time.

The suspects were seen driving a dark 4-door sedan.

Suspect 1: White, Female, approx. 40 years of age, dark hair, possibly brown eyes, 5’04”, 105-110 pounds, wearing a dark uniform with a silver badge, gun belt and firearm.

Suspect 2: White, Male, approx. 30 years of age, 5’10”, 190 pounds, dark hair, and wearing a dark uniform.

The second incident happened around noon on January 2, 2016 in the 100 block of Forest Park Avenue.

The suspect knocked on the victim’s door, identified themselves as a Temple Terrace Police Officer, produced a badge, and asked to speak with the homeowner. The suspect produced a badge and driver’s license during the incident.

No vehicle was seen in the second incident.

Suspect 1: White, Male, approx. 40-50 years of age, 5’10” to 6’, 180-210 pounds, wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Residents should be cautious, and if there is any question about the legitimacy of a Law Enforcement Officer, residents should immediately contact the Temple Terrace Police Department: 813-989-7110.