Police impersonator robs an elderly man in Miami


Miami police are investigating a robbery on Thursday were the suspect impersonated a police officer.

Detectives say that the armed suspect flashed a badge as he approached an elderly victim on the 1800 block of Southwest 10th Street and demanded his belonging.

The suspect robbed the man of an unknown amount of money, a wallet and a cellphone and escaped in a light-colored Ford Explorer or Expedition, police said.

The robber is described as being about 5-foot-11, with a medium build. He was last seen in a long white shirt and camouflage shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami’s robbery unit at 305-603-6370 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-4877.

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