Sketches of the suspect released by Cobb and Atlanta police.

Update: Cobb County and Atlanta police have released two sketches of the suspect posing as a police officer to assault women.

Atlanta Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Friday, March 9, by a man posing as a police officer, similar to the one that occurred the same day in Cobb County.

APD investigators are working closely with Cobb investigators to determine if there is a link between the two attacks.

According to the police report, a 25-year-old female was stopped around 1 a.m. on Nash Road in Northwest Atlanta by a dark color vehicle with a blue light bar on the roof. She advised the vehicle appeared to be a newer-model, full-size four-door sedan and she did not observe any police markings on it. The driver of the vehicle approached her car and sexually assaulted her. She described the driver as a white male, approximately 6’ to 6’3” tall, slim to athletic build, with scruffy brown or black facial hair and a skull cap. The male was wearing a dark color jacket with a star-shaped badge on it.

If you find yourself being stopped by the police and you feel uncomfortable with the stop, APD suggesst you slow down, indicate to the officer that you intend to stop, possibly by using your flashers or turn signal, and call 911. Advise the dispatcher you are being stopped and ask them to verify there is a legitimate officer stopping you. You may also drive to a public place or well-lit area to stop.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.