The Lexington Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating a suspect wanted for impersonating a Federal Law Enforcement officer.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, the male suspect went into the Gamestop located at 5570 Sunset Boulevard, in the East Towne Center near the Home Depot, and identified himself as a U.S. Marshal, according to Lt. Carroll W Bledsoe Jr.
The suspect attempted to convince employees that he needed access to inspect gaming consoles, presenting a badge while wearing handcuffs and possibly armed with a handgun in a holster on his waist, Bledsoe said.
The suspect attempted the same ruse at the Gamestop store on Broad River Road, near Dutch Square Mall, on Saturday. In neither case did employees allow him access to merchandise or the back of the stores.
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The suspect is described as approximately 50 years old with a stocky build and dark hair, according to Bledsoe, adding the suspect appears to have an old tracheotomy scar on his neck.
The subject was seen leaving both locations in a black four-door sedan, possibly a Volkswagen Passat, said Bledsoe.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lexington Police Department at 803-359-6260, or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.