LAPD Police Officer Impersonator on the Loose

July 30, 2010

The Detectives from the Robbery and Homicide division of the Los Angeles Police Department are issuing a public service announcement stating they need the help of civilians in catching a man accused of robbing people and acting as a cop in doing so. It is said that they have the man on film flashing a badge before robbing fellow civilians.

LAPD investigators feel the same police impersonator is said to be responsible for five other robberies that have taken place in the LA area. It is said; he approaches his victims with a badge hanging from his neck, and would perform a search on the victims and sometimes go as far as handcuffing them to his vehicle while taking money from their pockets and wallets.

The description of the suspect is:
Race: Hispanic
Age: Early 40′s
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Body marks: A tattoo of two women’s faces on each arm
Height: Between 5’11 and 6ft
Weight: 200-250lbs

He was last seen sporting a two-tone baseball cap, a t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans.

The robberies the LAPD feel he is responsible for include:
• -June 14, 5:30 p.m., 1400 block of S. Bonnie Brae Street
• -June 19, 1:25 p.m., 2900 block of Barranca Street
• -June 30, 12:20 p.m., 1600 block of 8th Street
• -July 14, 1:30 p.m., 800 block of S. Bonnie Brae Street
• -July 18, 12:30 p.m., 1400 block of S. Bonnie Brae Street

If you know any information regarding this man or his whereabouts, please contact the Robbery and Homicide department in Los Angeles.

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