Man robbed by police impersonator in Miami

Man wore gold badge, hat, duty belt

MIAMI – Miami police are looking for a police impersonator after a man was robbed.

According to police, the robbery happened on Northwest 35th Street and 14th Avenue in Miami around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said the man posed as a Miami police officer and wore a duty belt, Miami police hat and a gold badge, which are typically worn by those of rank, such as a sergeant.

The impersonator pulled his car alongside the victim's vehicle and yelled to the victim, "Police. I saw you coming from a drug house."

Police said the robber flashed his badge at the victim and signaled him to pull over. The driver then pulled out a gun and robbed the victim.

The victim told police that he was on the way to a nearby bank to make a $2,000 deposit into his account. He said the robber got away with all of his cash.

Police said they are now searching for a white man between the age of 20 and 25, approximately 150 pounds, with a slim but slight muscular build.

The man may also be wearing a police hat, black, long-sleeved shirt, black pants, gold badge, duty belt, handcuffs, Taser and a firearm in a holster.

Police said the vehicle he was driving is a dark blue 2008, possible Chevy Impala with dark tint and a temporary tag with a translucent cover over it.

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