Police Search for Phony Cop Robbing Cars

Man impersonated a police officer and robbed stopped vehicles

By Rosie Powers
|  Friday, Aug 5, 2011  |  Updated 10:31 PM CDT
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Police Search for Phony Cop Robbing Cars

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Drivers in Little Village got a surprise last month when a man identifying himself as a police officer pulled them over and robbed them of their cash.

Police are searching for the man accused of impersonating an officer and stealing money from victims in stopped vehicles.

Separate incidents occurred on July 1 near the 3100 block of 26th Street and July 7 near the 2600 block of Spaulding, police said. Both were within blocks of the Cook County Department of Corrections.

Each time, a man stopped the victims and displayed a badge, claiming to be a police officer.

The offender, who is believed to be driving a green Mazda, then asked to see the victims' identification and stole money from their wallet. In both incidents the offender left the scene immediately.

The offender is described as 28-45 years old with a brown complexion, short hair and between 5 foot 9 and 5 foot 11 inches tall.

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