Man Robbed By a Phony Cop

Dallas, TX - A 26-year-old man told police that he was robbed Friday at gunpoint by a man posing as a Dallas officer, according to a police report. The report states that a black Dodge Charger with a black spotlight and flashing red-and-blue lights inside the grill came up behind the man around 10:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Highland Road in Far East Dallas. The man pulled over, and the impersonator walked up and asked for his license and registration. Police said the impersonator was wearing a Dallas police windbreaker. The man told police that the impersonator went back to his car for about five minutes. Then the impersonator came back up to the passenger's side, opened the door and pointed a revolver at him. The impersonator grabbed the man's wallet and took his debit card, police said. The man told police the robber threw the wallet, driver license and insurance information back at the man and fled. The victim drove to a nearby parking lot and called police. He described the impersonator as a light-skinned bald black male in his mid-20s who is about 5-10. The victim was "upset but not hurt," police said in the report. Dallas police do drive Dodge Chargers, but they are clearly marked and are white and black. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Download Houston Crime Stoppers in the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store and the Blackberry App World. Call 713-222-TIPS (8477). Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). Visit www.crime-stoppers.org.

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