Man impersonates officer, exposes himself during robbery, police say

Coral Gables police seek man who fled on longboard

By Paradise Afshar - Digital Editor

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Coral Gables police are searching for a man they believe robbed a person Sunday morning while impersonating a police officer. 

The victim was walking southbound at about 5:11 a.m. in the 4000 block of Aurora Street when she was approached by a man impersonating an office. 

The man exposed himself while he pretended to pat the victim down, police said. He then robbed the victim and said threatened that he had a gun. 

The victim ran away, heading south on Aurora Street.

"She was very smart," Officer Lauren Poole said. "She saw that something was wrong and she took off running and was able to escape in this case." 

The man took off on a longboard skateboard. 

The man is described as being between 25 to 35-years-old, between 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weights about 175 to 190 pounds. He is also said to have a muscular build, shoulder length brown hair with brown eyes and a full bread. 

He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, black crew neck shirt, camouflage cargo shorts, black sneakers and a two-tine backpack. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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