Man wanted for impersonating police officer in Tewksbury

Police are looking for a man accused of impersonating a police officer and assaulting a woman in Tewksbury.

According to the Middlesex County District Attorney, the incident happened in either late December 2015 or early January 2016. The victim recently came forward to report the incident. She told police that she was traveling north on Route 495 when she was stopped by an older model Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows. The woman believed she was being pulled over by an unmarked police car.

The DA said the suspect took the woman’s license and registration and when he returned to her car, he assaulted her by "inappropriately touching her." The woman was able to drive away.

Police said there have been no other similar incidents in the months since then.

The woman said the suspect was wearing a black short-sleeve shirt and jeans and had a gold star-shaped badge hanging around his neck and a silver, large-face watch on his left wrist. He is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic or Dominican man with no accent, approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall with a thin face, sunken eyes, weighing between 130 and 140 pounds. He is clean shaven with short hair and stud earrings in each ear.  

Anyone with information on this person is urged to contact police at 978-475-3800.

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