Hunt on for Suspect Impersonating Peel Police Officer in Mississauga

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A suspect flashing a fake badge tried entering a house in Mississauga, say Peel police.

The incident took place on March 15 at 12:40 p.m.

It was at a home in the Confederation Pkwy. and Huntington Ridge Dr. area.

The homeowner, a 57 year-old man, told police a male tried getting into his home, claiming he worked with the government.

The suspect whipped out a fake police badge.

He’s described as white, standing 5-foot-8 with black hair. He was wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Officers searched the area and came up empty.

Police are reminding the public they can phone in to verify the identity of an officer who’s not in uniform and not driving a fully marked cruiser.

Anyone with information is asked to phone the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121 ext. 1233.

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word 'PEEL' and then your tip.

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