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Cop Impersonators Ransack Home

Anyone with information on the crime should call 847-391-5400



    Police in Des Plaines are searching for two men who entered a home by impersonating police officers, then handcuffed and beat the victim before robbing him. Lauren Jiggetts reports. (Published Friday, Aug. 16, 2013)

    Police on Friday evening continued their search for two men who, posing as police officers, held a man hostage in his home last week while they ransacked the place.

    The attack happened the afternoon of Aug. 8, police said, when a 35-year-old man answered to a knock on the front door of his Des Plaines home.

    The men identified themselves as police officers but didn't designate a specific jurisdiction. They told the victim they had a search warrant, officials said.

    Once inside, police said the men, armed with a gun and a Taser, handcuffed the victim and ransacked the home, grabbing cash.

    The victim tried to run away and the attack spilled out onto the front lawn, officials said.

    Police said they believe the victim was targeted.

    The attackers were described by police as a white man in his early 40s who stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds. The other man was black with a stocky build. He stands about 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall and is in his late 30s or early 40s.

    Anyone with information on the crime should call 847-391-5400.