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Denver police warn of imposter cop

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The Associated Press

DENVER, Colo. — Denver police are warning that a man posing as an officer is robbing people.

They say the suspect is using unauthorized emergency equipment to make traffic stops and then steal money and other items.

A woman reported that a man posing as an officer stopped her Monday on north Colorado Boulevard, claiming she was speeding.

She says the man took her license and registration, handcuffed her and told her to get into the back of his car.

The suspect then appeared to be searching her car. He came back, told her to get out of his car and removed the handcuffs. The woman says when she got in her car she realized that money and some other items had been stolen.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall, 185 pounds and between 22 and 29 years old. He has short brown hair, brown eyes and is clean-shaven. He was wearing a dark blue shirt that had the word "police" on the front left chest. His car was a white, four-door with a red light on the roof on the driver's side.

Police say if people suspect someone isn't really an officer, they should obey traffic laws and drive to the nearest police station or use a cell phone to call police dispatch. Ask for credentials -- a police ID card and police badge.

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