Police impersonators ransack Sandy home

Posted at 4:59 AM, May 15, 2014

SANDY, Utah — Sandy police said two armed men who impersonated police officers pushed their way into an apartment and got into a confrontation with the homeowner early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred around 12:30 at Mackinnon Meadows Housing, 745 E 9140 S.  Police said the men were wearing vests with the word “Police” written across the front.

They knocked on the door and the homeowner answered. The suspects then kicked their way into the home, yelling “Police.”

A confrontation between the suspects and the homeowner ensued, and the homeowner was thrown to the ground and beaten, police said.

“There was an argument and the individual was able get out [and] run out of the apartment, start yelling for help,” said Sgt. Jon Arnold, Sandy Police Department. “The two individuals ran opposite directions in the apartment complex and left.”

Neighbors heard the homeowner yelling and called police.

The homeowner’s injuries didn’t require medical attention, police said.

Detectives are searching for the suspects, but are also looking into the possibility that the suspects and the victim knew each other.

Anyone with information that may help police find the suspects is urged to call (801) 799-3000.