Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Police detain man accused of carrying out robbery dressed as cop

A 24-year-old Gasparillo man has been detained for questioning by Rio Claro Police in connection with an armed robbery carried out by three men dressed in what appeared to be police uniforms.

The incident reportedly occurred around 9:30 am on May 25 at a feed depot at San Pedro Rd, Rio Claro.

The proprietor was robbed of cash and a cellphone along with his brother who was tied up and also robbed.

The suspects escaped in a waiting vehicle but one of the accused was held a short while later.

This is the latest development in reports of criminals impersonating police officers to carry out crimes as a video has surfaced on social media depicting "officers" pointing a weapon and relieving a man of his possessions while at the kitchen area of what appears to be a restaurant.

See the video below.

This story will be updated once more information becomes available. 

 

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