A pair of men are being hunted in Fife after impersonating police officers and flagging down a woman in a car.
The sinister pair tried to engage the woman in conversation but she became suspicious and sped off.
Police revealed the incident had happened at around 6.10pm on Thursday August 2 on Cowdenbeath’s Old Perth Road.
They want drivers with dashcams or residents with CCTV systems to check whether they caught the incident on their footage.
They said the 36-year-old woman was driving towards Cowdenbeath from Kelty when a navy blue Vauxhall Corsa flashed its headlights at her, directing her to stop.
The two men then approached her car and said they were police officers. They did not pursue the woman after she drove away.
In a statement issued on Tuesday morning — five days after the incident — police said inquiries are ongoing to identify the men and urged anyone with information to come forward.
Sergeant Paul Cochrane said: “The woman did the absolutely right thing in this instance by removing herself from these men and contacting police to report her concerns.
“I want to stress that if you are stopped by genuine police officers at any time, they will produce identification and explain fully the reason for you being stopped.
“Members of the public should remain vigilant and should they also be stopped in a similar manner by anyone claiming to be an officer, but not in uniform, or in possession of appropriate ID then leave the area immediately before reporting the matter to police immediately.
“Anyone with information relating to this inquiry should also get in touch.
“I would specifically ask that any drivers with dashcams, or members of the public with private CCTV in the area, check footage and make us aware of any relevant information.”
Those with information can contact Cowdenbeath Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 3750 of the 2nd August. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.