A major investigation is underway after an innocent driver was pulled over and sexually touched by a man posing as a police officer in the Tweed Shire.

The woman was driving along Tumbulgum Road at Murwillumbah around 9pm on December 10 when a white sedan with a blue flashing light started following her.

Police say the woman was allegedly sexually touched after she was directed by the man to leave her vehicle.

“The woman, under the impression that the driver of the car was a police officer, pulled over and the driver of the sedan approached the woman,” NSW Police said.

The man then left the scene in his vehicle a short time later and remains at large, with police launching a desperate search to track him down.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged 35 to 45, of medium build, with stubble and dark hair described as being short on the sides and longer on top.

At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a light blue button-up shirt, with a navy-blue zip-up water-resistant jacket, dark pants and blue gloves.


Police believe several cars drove past during the incident, and are urging those who may have seen anything to come forward.

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