Sketch released of suspect accused of impersonating officer in San Clemente

A composite sketch was released of a suspect accused of impersonating a police officer in San Clemente Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

A suspect impersonating a police officer in San Clemente signaled a man to pull over and then stole his wallet, cell phone and keys from inside the vehicle Thursday.

The victim told Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators he was driving northbound on the 5 Freeway around 9:20 p.m. when he observed flashing lights behind his vehicle.

Deputies say the victim exited the freeway and pulled into a Jack in the Box parking lot on the 2900 block of El Camino Real. That's when the suspect, who appeared to be an officer, aggressively ordered the victim out of the vehicle.

As the victim sat on the curb, the suspect stole personal property from the vehicle.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, between 25 and 35 years old, with medium length hair and a thin mustache.

He was last seen dressed in SWAT-type clothing: a black long-sleeved shirt and pants with no visible markings.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a Ford Crown Victoria or an Infinity G35 or G37 with police-type lights on the dashboard.

No further information was released. Anyone with additional information was asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (949) 361-8224 or (714) 647-7000.

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