Police are appealing for
information on a red car with occupants posing as police
On Sunday (February 17) a red vehicle described
as a Holden Commodore with flashing red and blue lights and
a registration plate ending in 506 stopped another vehicle
on Otaika Road near the Information Centre.
vehicle had four males in plain clothes. One of these
people showed an ID and searched the car boot for alcohol
stating that the driver was in a liquor ban area.
man asked the female driver for her ID and questioned her
about the amount of money she had in her possession.
When the woman started to question the occupants about
the validity of the stop they said they had another job to
do and sped off.
This is the second reported incident of
this nature involving a red car with flashing red and blue
lights with the occupants posing as police officers. The
first incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday
February 9 and the vehicle was described as a red
Most Police stops are conducted by staff in uniform
in marked cars. If police officers are not in uniform then,
if asked, they will produce identification which contains a
name, photograph and Police identification number.
would like to hear from anyone who may have been stopped by
this vehicle or who has any information about any similar
Anyone with information is asked to contact the
Whangärei Police on 09 430 4500 or call Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on 0800 111
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