Another blue light bandit incident reported

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April 10, 2012 3:46:08 PM PDT
The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is offering $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in two so-called blue-light bandit incidents.

The latest happened Friday night on Interstate 95 near Interstate 40 outside of Benson. Seventy-one-year-old Chester Tart, of Benson, reported he was pulled over by a dark blue or green Chevy with a blue light on the dash.

Tart said the driver of the car told him he was speeding, but if he paid $200, he would not write a ticket. Tart paid, and the man drove away.

The police impersonator was described as a white man in his 30s, 6 foot tall, and wearing a brown shirt. 

On March 25, another man said he was stopped by a tall black male driving a black Ford Crown Victoria on I-40 near Highway 210. He said the man approached his truck while shining a flashlight in his face. He then took $600 from his wallet then fled from the scene.    

March 26, men pretending to be police officers robbed an employee of a Church's Chicken in Fayetteville. The victim said a blue Ford Crown Victoria came up behind her on Yadkin Road near the Santee Drive area with a blue light flashing on the dashboard.

It's not clear if any of the incidents are related.

With information from Mickey Lamm/WTSB Radio

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