SeattleCrime: When cop ruse fails, thief turns to gun in carjacking near Seattle U — UPDATE: Twice?

Our news partners at SeattleCrime have details of a Monday night carjacking near Seattle University involving a thief who first tried to claim he was a cop:

The suspect told the man he was “getting ready to do a raid” on a house behind the victim’s car, and that he needed to move the victim’s car out of the way, and told the victim he was working with several men parked in a van up the street. He also threatened to book him into jail if he didn’t cooperate. According to a police report, the victim “believed the man was representing himself as a police officer.”

Police tell us that when the victim asked to see the suspect’s badge,  the suspect lifted his shirt and showed off a handgun in his wasitband, and told the victim to get out of his car.

‘Crime reports the car — a 1992 Mercedes — has not been recovered.


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