Fake Police Robberies
Thu October 27, 2011
"Cops" as robbers: real police continue search for fake St. Louis officers
The dark-colored SUV pulled up, emergency red and blue lights flashing from the dashboard. The driver pulled over - and was robbed.
The real St. Louis police continue to search for the fake ones - two men who pulled off three robberies on Tuesday, each time after posing as officers.
In each case, a sport utility vehicle that looked like an undercover police vehicle pulled behind cars and turned on flashing lights from the dashboard. Motorists, believing they were being stopped by police, pulled to the curb.
In two cases, fake officers showed a gun and victims were robbed. In the other, one of the men reached through an open window and unlocked the doors. When the victim asked the men for identification, they told her to leave.