Man Charged With Impersonating Cop

Police: Man said he was undercover officer; robbed couple

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010  |  Updated 10:49 AM CDT
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Dwayne Carter is charged with impersonating a police officer.

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A Lincoln Park man out on parole was charged Saturday with impersonating a Chicago cop.

Dwayne Carter, 37, of the 1700 block of Clark Street was charged with two counts of aggravated false impersonation of a police officer, two counts of aggravated robbery and possession of cannabis.

About 4:25 p.m. Friday, Carter was allegedly driving a silver Chevrolet Impala in the 4800 block of North Hamlin when he pulled alongside a man and a woman, according to a police release.

Carter got out of his car, showed the couple a pair of handcuffs, a police scanner and what the victims believed to be a handgun, the release said. Carter told the victims he was an undercover police officer and ordered the couple into his vehicle. He then drove them to a nearby alley where he robbed them of their belongings, including cell phones, an iPod and money, the release said. He then fled the scene.

The victims called police and Albany Park officers immediately responded. Officers saw the vehicle in the 3400 block of West Leland and detained the vehicle. The victims were brought to the scene where they identified Carter as the man whom they believed robbed them, the release said.

Carter was brought into custody and the victims' items were returned to them, the release said.

Carter was on parole and has a history of more than 100 arrests.  He is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday.

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