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    The victim pulled over and was confronted by two men claiming to be undercover police officers.

Men impersonating cops pulled over and seized vehicle.

Two men pretending to be undercover cops stole a man's car after pulling him over for "hooning" in the Perth suburb of Thornlie on Friday night.

The 28-year-old victim was driving his Mitsubishi Lancer on Warton Rd about 9.30pm when a Holden Commodore approached him with a blue flashing light on the dashboard.

The victim pulled over and was confronted by two men claiming to be undercover police officers, who said they were seizing the man's car for hooning. One man then took the black Lancer and the other man drove off in the Commodore, leaving the victim on the side of the road.

Police have described one man as 180cm tall and the other 165cm tall, both with dark skin and dressed in casual clothes.

"Police are reminding members of the public that if approached by anyone claiming to be a police officer to ask for identification," a police spokeswoman said.

"All WA Police personnel carry an identification badge. This badge has a photograph of them, their police service number and a police badge/logo on the identification."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  • Yeah, just ask for ID. I asked for ID after I got pulled over by four undercover police, and she just showed me her gun and said "Is this enough ID for you?"

    Paul of Brisbane Posted on 24 November 2013 4:36pm
  • Ohh... the police just randomly harrass people going about their lawful business..lmao Unless you are referring to random breath tests and defect notices (which involve stopping random people to check for compliance with road rules) then I think you are full of it. The people who complain about beinh 'harrassed' by cops generally deserve it because they act like tools and break the law. Good on the cops. I hope they continue to stop idiots and give them a hard time! I don't act like a tool and on the off chance I do get pulled over i speak respectfully and follow police instructions and guess what, I never have any problems with police.

    Dave of Australia Posted on 16 November 2013 1:26pm
  • The person driving that car must have been a nitwit. Police do not impound cars by driving them away - they're legally required to call a tow truck and have it moved to a secure impound lot. Everyone knows this, except the one old mate who gets pulled over and his car flogged. Some people really need to have an understanding of the basic rights associated with Car ownership before they go out driving - especially when its usually (for "Hoons") their most valuable possession.

    Adam of Brisbane Posted on 14 November 2013 10:20am
  • Sounds like real cops if u ask me

    Amateurs of Perth Posted on 11 November 2013 3:17am
  • Mixmeister, please upload some video of what happens next time you decide not to pull over for a police car and just try to drive to the nearest police station. $20 says you will (deservedly) hit some road spikes and an intercept before you get there. Common says says pull over first, and if unsure then call 000.

    A Friday of Perth Posted on 07 November 2013 4:16pm
  • Who can tell the difference anyway (failing ID checks etc)? Most real cops just harass local people for going about their own business anyway so I doubt this guy woulda noticed any difference. If we had more cameras in Australia like they do In London this stuff would be easier to prevent & catch.

    Dave Paul Saunders of Adelaide Posted on 07 November 2013 4:40am
  • You don't pull over, drive to nearest petrol station call the cops on 000 and inform them that you are being followed and that you will stop at nearest petrol station for fear of your own safety and that you cant tell that it is police behind you. If that is police behind you they will relay the message to them simple at night if not sure you don't pull over for anyone...

    Mixmeister 73 Posted on 04 November 2013 4:35pm
  • So no-one checks these things? Well f*** me!

    Bob Down of Melbourne Posted on 04 November 2013 11:50am
  • Good luck asking a cop for ID, it's a quick way to get a baton to the groin.

    Dan Posted on 04 November 2013 8:41am
  • should of checked to see if you could spot the large ammount of ariels they use lol.

    LB 2141 of lidcombe Posted on 04 November 2013 12:29am
  • And the Dumb Ass Of the Year Award goes to.....

    Wayne Posted on 03 November 2013 8:02pm
  • And the Dumb Ass of the Year Award goes to...

    Wayne Posted on 03 November 2013 8:00pm
  • Sounds like some warped episode of Punk'd!

    Matlock Posted on 03 November 2013 3:17pm
  • I'm laughing too much to type any mor

    dedsetmad of Australia Posted on 29 October 2013 1:27pm
  • Regular police do not let public to inquire for anything, they just dictate, therefore no difference between a real cop and one pretending to be.

    Alvis of East Perth Posted on 28 October 2013 8:19pm
  • Erin, if it looks fake, chances are it probably is.

    Lau Gihk of Willetton Posted on 27 October 2013 7:07pm
  • Is there any way to authenticate police ID? It wouldn't be that hard to fake a full uniform and badge, if they really wanted to do some damage.

    Erin Avins of Perth, Australia Posted on 23 October 2013 7:59pm
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