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West Van cops investigate impostor
Police are warning area residents that a police impersonator may be at work in West Vancouver.
On Wednesday, West Vancouver Police issued a statement saying they have received two reports in the past week of suspicious telephone calls.
The first call, which took place around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, was received by a West Vancouver resident.
The caller, described as a well-spoken male, introduced himself as a member of the police department. He told the homeowner he was calling in response to an alarm at the residence. He asked the homeowner to stay home until police arrived to serve a $150 fine.
An hour later, a second call was placed to a different West Vancouver residence. No one answered, but a voice mail message was left saying police wanted to speak with the homeowner.
The two incidents are currently under investigation, but police believe the calls may be the work of a prankster. Police want to remind the public that pretending to be a police officer is a serious act that could lead to criminal charges.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
If you are the recipient of a suspicious call, dial *57 to record the call, then contact police immediately.