A U.S. Navy sailor on Capitol Hill to celebrate his 25th birthday with friends was duped by two men pretending to be Seattle cops and robbed in a 13th Ave parking lot early Tuesday, police say.
According to the report on the 1:30a incident, the man told police he was sitting in his vehicle in the Auto Accessories parking lot across the street from The Cuff attempting to call a friend when two males approached his vehicle, knocked on the window and announced that they were “Seattle Police Officers” –
The subject allegedly said, “Seattle Police-step out of the car.” Even though the suspects never showed XXXX their badges, wore their hoods pulled over their heads, and had no visible side arms on their person as most Seattle Officers, XXXX did not initially ask any questions and stepped from the vehicle as instructed. Positioned just outside the driver door, the suspect wearing the stripe sweatshirt asked XXXX “Where the weed?is where is the meth? where is the crack?” XXXX told the suspect that he didn’t have any drugs. At the same time XXXX was being interrogated by the suspect wearing the stripe shirt, the second suspect rummaged through the rear passenger seats.
The victim told police that the fake cop rummaging through his vehicle found the victim’s wallet and T-Mobile Android phone and put them in his pocket. At that point, the victim said he found it suspicious that a police officer would pocket his possessions.
The victim said he decided to ask the men if they could complete their investigation at the nearby East Precinct at 12th and Pine. At that, the victim told police the two suspects fled the scene with his wallet and phone.
A search for the suspects was not successful..