Linn County authorities say man posed as officer

Authorities in Linn County are looking for a man they say posed as a law enforcement officer and robbed a woman.

 

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the incident Thursday night involved a driver on Highway 13 near Marion.

 

A woman says she was stopped by an unmarked vehicle that had flashing red and blue lights. She told authorities a man with a black ski mask on approached her.

 

The woman says the man displayed a handgun and demanded money. She says he took her money and fled, and she sped away from the scene.

 

Authorities say the incident appears to be isolated, and possible witnesses are encouraged to step forward.

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