Officials arrest police impersonator
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami Police arrested a man they say would pose as an officer in order to pull off crimes.
Luis Fomero is accused of pretending to be an undercover cop, using a fake badge to rob his victims. He was arrested Sunday after he allegedly flashed a fake police badge at a man and told him he was suppose to arrest him for an immigration lean. He told the victim he would instead write him three tickets totaling $575, if the victim paid him in cash. The man refused and Fomero just took $556 from the man's wallet.
Fomero then went to the victim's cousin's house and threatened him with towing his car if the man did not give him $250. The cousin said he would have the money in the morning. Fomero returned later that night but fled the area when he noticed other people at the home.
The victims were able to take photos of him and his car. Fomero was then arrested and charged with armed robbery, falsely impersonating a police officer, displaying a firearm while committing a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police said, his main targets were the elderly and immigrants.
If you have any information on anyone who has been a victim, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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