Fake cop robs four
MANATEE COUNTY — An man impersonating a police officer robbed four people of money in a Bradenton apartment Friday evening, the Bradenton Police Department said.
The man, who has not been located, wore khaki pants, a blue dress shirt and a red tie, and claimed he was a detective around 7:40 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Place apartment, 301 26th Ave W.
The residents tried to refuse his entry and asked to see the man’s badge. But the robber pushed through and told them to stand against the wall to be handcuffed, also implying that he had a firearm, the report said.
He then stole $200 from the residents.
There was another report in the apartment complex that a man matching the description attempted to sell vacuums to a resident, according to the report.
The man was described as in his 20s, about 5-foot-7, 160 pounds and with a dark complexion and short hair.You've got to give the guy credit--the vacuum salesman idea didn't work out, so he tried the old detective-without-a-badge routine and got $200. And he didn't have to lug around that damn vacuum!
Maybe next time you'll buy the vacuum sweeper, so he doesn't have to come back.
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