Published: Jul 12, 2011 8:52 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 12, 2011 7:55 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives are investigating an incident Monday around 4 p.m. when a man flashed a badge and took a woman’s prescription drugs.

The victim had just purchased Roxicodone pills at a pharmacy on Olean Blvd. and then she and her boyfriend drove to the Shell gas station at 4395 Tamiami Trail to get something to drink. The boyfriend went inside the convenience store at which time an unknown white male drove up in an older model white four-door Chevrolet. He got out, approached the woman, flashed a badge with a gold star, and identified himself as a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Officer.

The law enforcement impersonator said he saw her coming out of the pharmacy and wanted to verify her prescription. He then took the package, got back in his car and drove off. The suspect is described as a white male in his later 40’s, dark brown or black hair, black mustache, 6-feet tall, with slim build, wearing a green shirt and blue jeans

This photo was taken at in the Shell gas station parking lot at the corner of U.S. 41 & Edgewater Drive. The vehicle has been identified as a white 2000 to 2005 model Chevrolet Impala. The law enforcement impersonator is showing walking toward the camera by the front of his car. If anyone has information about the identity of this suspect, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).