Man impersonates police officer during robbery of two female escorts in King of Prussia
KING OF PRUSSIA (WTXF) - Police in Upper Merion are investigating a robbery where a man impersonated a police officer.
The incident occurred early Saturday morning at 2:10 a.m. at a hotel in King of Prussia.
According to police, two female escorts set up a meeting with a man over the phone after they placed an ad on a website.
Shortly after the man arrived, he identified himself as a police officer and announced that he was a part of a sting operation. He pulled a semiautomatic handgun from a holster he was wearing on his belt, which also contained a silver or gold star-shaped badge.
Over the next 30 minutes, police say the man remained in the room and "interrogated" the two women.
Eventually, he stole their money and cell phones and left the room.
Upper Merion Police have confirmed that the man was not a part of any police operation at the hotel.
The man is described as a white male, 5'10" to 6'0", with a medium build, long goatee, mustache, and square type eyeglasses. He had multiple tattoos on his hands and was wearing a female style ring on his ring finger, described as a blue stone surrounded by diamonds in a flower pattern.
He was last seen wearing a burgundy-hooded sweatshirt, a black baseball cap turned backwards, black t-shirt, and blue jeans.
The man is believed to be driving a silver, two-door passenger car.