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Police impersonators leave local woman shaken

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YUMA, Ariz. (KSWT, KYMA, KECY)- A local woman was harassed by two men who claimed to be police officers over the weekend.

A birthday trip to the store turned into a terrifying event for one local mother. A survivor whose name News 11 will keep hidden in order to protect her, noticed something odd with her tire before leaving the Walmart parking lot. She said she still decided to continue her drive home.

“All I could keep doing is looking at my review mirror to see if anyone was following us, I could even remember what the car looked like, I thought it was a police car that was unmarked," said the survivor.

She tells News 11 she noticed red and blue lights behind her that prompted her to pull over. According to her, she was then approached by two men pretending to be police officers with ski masks and no badges.

The victim said the two men asked for driver's license and registration, however, she responded with asking them to see their badges.

“He started banging on my window so I turned off my ignition, I put my window up, but before I could take off his friend went on the other side bent down and slashed the tire even more," said the Survivor.

She confirms she believes she was a target by someone from her past. And also believes the two men are Latinos due to their accents.

“I have a good feeling it wasn’t but someone doing the work for him," said the Survivor.

After Saturday morning the mother and wife consider herself lucky.

The survivor told News 11 that she returned to the police department earlier to give a statement regarding her case. She said all she wants if for 'Justice to be served.'

The two suspects have yet to be captured, therefore, authorities are encouraging the public that if you have any details on this case to call Y-P-D or 78-CRIME.

Tune in to News 11 at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. for the full story.

Crime / Top Stories / Video / Yuma County

Carmen Valencia

Carmen Valencia joined KYMA in early September of 2018 as a multimedia journalist.

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