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Police impersonators pull over drivers, then rob

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(KMOV.com) -- Multiple instances have been reported of robberies that happened when two men claiming to be police officers pulled over driver and then burglarized them.

The first incident happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 7200 block of North Broadway.

Police said two women were traveling along North Broadway when a vehicle they believed to be a police vehicle pulled behind them and activated a light bar. The driver pulled over along the side of the street.

Two men from the assumed police vehicle then approached the women in the car. Using a handgun, they demanded property from the victims. One victim gave up her wallet and the other victim gave the suspects her ring. The suspects eventually gave the ring back, but kept the wallet and told the victims to leave.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV with a light bar on the dashboard.

A similar incident happened around 12:20 a.m., not long after the first with a vehicle matching the same description.

A 24-year-old woman was traveling west on West Florissant when the suspect vehicle pulled behind her and activated emergency lights. One suspect approached her vehicle and asked for identification and registration. Another suspect reached into the vehicle through an open window and unlocked the doors. The victim quickly relocked the doors and asked the suspects for identification.

The victim said the suspects could not provide identification and told her to leave.

A third incident happened later on Tuesday around 11:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of Kingshighway. In this case, a 47-year-old man was driving home from work at Church's Chicken when he was pulled over by a dark-colored SUV with a light bar in the windshield.

The suspects approached the vehicle and pointed a gun at the victim. They demanded to know where the deposit bag from the restaurant was. The suspects then took

The suspects then took a cell phone and keys from the victim and then fled the
scene.

The victim ran home and later returned to the restaurant with police at 3420 N. Kingshighway and discovered the business was unlocked. The victim indicated it did not appear anything was taken from the restaurant. The investigation is ongoing.

Police have not officially stated that the three incidents are related, but say they cannot ignore the evidence.


 

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