DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police are searching for two-to-three armed men who are posing as undercover cops and robbing people on the city's east side.
Sunday afternoon the bogus cops robbed two brothers who stopped for gas at a Citgo on French Road near I-94. Both victims were slammed against vehicles. One suffered a broken nose when he was pistol-whipped by one of the robbers.
It's believed the same two men were part of a trio that robbed Bill Confere as he headed to work Tuesday around 9:00 am.
Confere described the suspects' vehicle as a black older-model Crown Victoria with red and blue lights flashing through the lower part of the windshield.
The three men were armed with handguns.
Confere tells 7 Action News that the fake cops said it was a routine traffic stop, but then told him to get out of his vehicle. They refused to show Confere their badges or any identification.
"As soon as I seen them guns, I did everything they asked me to do," said Confere.
The items stolen included cash and prescription medicine.
One of the bogus cops is described as a white man, mid-thirties to early forties, 5'10" tall, 230 lbs, wearing a blue hoodie, black jeans and with a "funny looking badge" around his neck.
One accomplice is described as a white man, about 30-years-old, 6' tall, 200 lbs, wearing a black t-shirt and black jeans. He was also wearing a badge around his neck.
Confere describes the third perpetrator in his case as a black man with a medium complexion. He is shorter than the others and has a stocky build.
The men were wearing black military-style boots and may be wearing t-shirts or hoodies.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Detroit Police.
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