Nassau County police on Wednesday offered safety tips to drivers when being pulled over after a suspect posed as an officer to rob a man in Woodmere.

In the robbery about 3:45 p.m. Monday, a suspect flashing lights in his black Jeep pulled over and robbed another driver on Broadway, police said.

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The victim in the robbery had his wallet taken, and the suspect neither wore a uniform nor displayed a badge, police said. Police released a sketch of the suspect.

In Wednesday’s news release offering advice to motorists who are pulled over for a traffic stop by an unmarked vehicle, police said to call 911 to verify that an officer is indeed making the stop.

Police also said:

  • Drivers should activate their emergency lights to let police know they realize they are being stopped.
  • Drive to a well-lit area.
  • Keep doors locked and ask the officer for proper identification.
  • Request that a marked unit respond to your location.
  • Do not exit your vehicle until receiving verification that it is a valid vehicle stop.

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Police said if anyone has more information on Monday’s stop by the man posing as an officer, they should call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.