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.