POLICE ARE looking for a man and a woman who they said impersonated police officers and stopped two pedestrians early yesterday.
The pair, driving a silver Nissan sedan, first pulled up to a 23-year-old woman in South Philadelphia about 4:30 a.m. They got out of the vehicle and the man flashed a badge and identified himself as a police officer. Police said he ordered her to walk toward him and threatened her with arrest if she didn't. The woman fled.
About two hours later, police say the duo pulled up alongside another pedestrian. The man again flashed a badge and ordered the victim to hand over his wallet for identification. When it was handed back to the victim, $14 was missing.
No one was injured.
The man was described as a bald white man in his 40s, about 180 pounds, possibly sporting a mustache. The woman is white, about 5-5, dark-hair and about 200 pounds, between the ages of 25 and 35. She was last seen wearing glasses, police said. The pair was believed to be traveling in a four-door older-model silver Nissan with a light-colored interior.
Tipsters are asked to contact Philadelphia police.
- Associated Press