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Man accused of impersonating officer, beating and robbing motorist

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CLAYTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Police in Clayton County are asking for the community's help in identifying a man accused of impersonating an officer and then beating and robbing a motorist on Friday.

The Clayton County Police Department posted on their Facebook page that Gregory Smith told officers he was pulled over by a man driving a black, newer-model Chevrolet Caprice with blue lights in the grill and the dash.

The man identified himself as a Clayton County Sheriff's deputy and told Smith a warrant had been issued for his arrest. After Smith requested a supervisor and refused to exit the vehicle, the man then forcefully removed him, handcuffed and then beat him.

While Smith was lying on the ground handcuffed, the man then searched his vehicle. He later let Smith go but hours after the incident, he discovered money had been taken from his wallet.

The suspect is described as a white man between the ages of 35-40 years-old. He stands about six feet tall and has brown hair in a buzz cut. 

If you have any information on the suspect's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Clayton County Police Department at (770) 477-3747 or simply dial 911.

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