Beware: Man Impersonating Police Officer Robs, Assaults Women

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police want the public to be on guard for a man who is disguising himself as a Kansas City, Mo., police officer and robbing and assaulting women.

So far police say four women have reported the man robbing them. He also sexually assaulted one of them.

The suspect has been described as a black male with a light complexion in his mid twenties. He is 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs about 150 to 160 pounds. He has a tattoo on his inner right forearm and in all the instances, he was wearing a sleeveless vest over a gray "Police KCMO" T-shirt. The women say he showed them a generic badge and was armed with a black handgun.

All the victims had previously arranged to meet the suspect by phone at area hotels throughout the city. The victims all invited him into their rooms.

On May 11, at about 7:30 pm, the suspect met a 26-year-old female victim at her hotel room in the 3800 block of Blue Ridge Cutoff. Once inside, the suspect identified himself as a KCPD detective and handcuffed the victim. The suspect searched the hotel room, took items, and then left.

On June 25, at about 8:30 p.m., the suspect met a 32-year-old female victim in front of her hotel in the 500 block of East 105th Street. The victim walked the suspect up to her room and, once inside, the suspect identified himself as a KCPD officer and handcuffed the victim. The suspect searched the hotel room, took items, and then left.

On July 20, at about 4:30 a.m., the suspect met an 18-year-old female victim at her hotel room in the 1600 block of Parvin Road. Once inside the room, the suspect pinned the victim down and raped her. Afterward, the suspect identified himself as a KCPD officer, took items, and then left.

On August 19, at about 5:20 a.m., the suspect met a 27-year-old female victim in front of her hotel in the 500 block of East 105th Street. The victim walked the suspect up to her room and, once inside, the suspect identified himself as a KCPD officer and handcuffed the victim. The suspect searched the hotel room, took items, and then left.

Police say the suspect may drive a metallic blue Chevy Equinox with dark-tinted windows and a damaged or missing front bumper.

Police believe there may be more victims who are afraid to report what happened to them. If you have any information about these or other crimes, call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS. Text your tip to 274 637. In your text include the code TIP 452. All calls and texts are anonymous.

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