Suspects impersonate police officers, steal car

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jun 10, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY -- Two suspects impersonating police officers robbed a man in Salt Lake City on Monday.

It happened just after 11 p.m. as the victim was leaving Rancho Market near North Temple and 900 West.

The suspects confronted the victim and they told him were police officers. They began to search the victim, taking his wallet and cell phone. They suspects then said they were going to search the victim's car, but once inside they fled in it.

"They never showed a weapon, never showed any credentials or a badge and they convinced this individual that they were in fact police officers," said Det. Cody Lougy, Salt Lake City Police Department.

The first suspect is described as a white male adult, age 35-40, wearing glasses, black clothing and carrying a large backpack. The second suspect is a while female, in her early 30's, about five foot five and heavy-set. She had long curly brown hair and was wearing a blue blouse and beige pants.

The stolen vehicle is a 1999 green Honda Accord with Utah plate Y95 4WD.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident or location of the stolen car to call (801) 799-3000.