Man impersonating police officer caught on homeowners’ cameras

City of Wheaton/Twitter(WHEATON, Ill.) — A young man is being sought in Illinois after he was caught on homeowners’ cameras impersonating a police officer, authorities warn.

The man, described as being in his 20s, was caught on cameras on Monday and Tuesday displaying a fake badge, said police in Wheaton, about 30 miles west of Chicago.

“Hi, sorry to bother you so late,” the man says in one homeowner video obtained by Chicago ABC affiliate WLS. The man introduced himself as an investigator with the Winfield Police Department.

The suspect asked residents “various police-related questions, but has not made any threats nor has he tried to gain entry to any of the residences,” said police.

“Here are an actual Wheaton Police Detective shield & Wheaton Police star for reference,” the police department said via Twitter. “Wheaton Police Officers/Detectives will always identify themselves by uniform or credentials.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call the police.

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