Robbers Dressed as Cops go on Crime Spree throughout San Diego


“On October 29, 2012. KFMB-TV (Channel 8) and CBS online reported police are investigating a crime spree in which two robbers were wearing security officer type clothing with the word “police” and a badge in three separate incidents. One actually took place across the street from my Mission Valley office in which the thief identified himself as a police officer and robbed a man in the parking lot outside a local bank. Later the same day, another robbery took place outside a credit union in Escondido when an off-duty San Diego Police Officer was using an ATM machine, and as the thief who wore a hat with the word “police” imprinted took off he shot the officer. There was yet another and third robbery in the Oak Park community of San Diego in which two individuals hijacked a vehicle in a parking lot of the mall as they wore vests with the word “police” on them and were armed with guns. As we face a significant economic crisis in America, crime is on the rise in various parts of the country. Hence, all of us need to be more vigilant than ever before.”