PORTLAND Police have released a sketch of the man who impersonated a police officer and stole cash from a woman's purse early Sunday morning

The woman told officers she was pulled over near North Vancouver Avenue and North Ainsworth Street after being followed by a white Buick with flashing headlights, police said.

She said the man claimed to be an undercover police officer and asked to search her car for drugs. She allowed the search and then noticed money was missing from her purse.

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The suspect was described as white, around 40 to 50 years old, short, with a skinny build. His vehicle was described as a white 1990s Buick.

Anyone who suspects that someone is impersonating a police officer should immediately call 911. Anyone with information about this case is asked to email tips to

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