Fake undercover cop harasses driver with gun

Police have arrested a man over a break-in at a Morayfield business.
Police have arrested a man over a break-in at a Morayfield business. Scott Powick

A BRISBANE driver has been pulled over, threatened with a gun and harassed for an hour by a another man pretending to be an undercover officer.

The 29-year-old pulled over in Wooloongabba after a white ute started flashing its lights at him about 9.15pm on Thursday.

The ute's driver pulled out a gun, claiming to be with the police.

He then searched the vehicle for more than an hour before letting the man drive away.

According to police, there were no injuries.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, about 182cm tall with blue eyes.

Do you know anything about this ute? Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

Police are telling Queensland drivers to phone their local police or Triple Zero if they believe they are being pulled over by someone other than a police officer and feel unsafe.

Should a motorist find themselves in this situation they can:

• Stop at a place they feel safe, such as a well lit area or an area with other people;
• Keep their doors locked and windows closed;
• Request to see the person's police identification; and
• Advise the person they are calling police to verify their identity.

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