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Police impersonator wanted in several pharmacy robberies in Houston
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The hunt is on for a fake
cop who has hit at least a half dozen pharmacies for their medications
and might also be tied to possible looting during Hurricane Harvey.
The latest robberies were Monday night at two Walgreens near the Harris County/Montgomery County line, but investigators believe he's been at it since September.
While no one has been hurt, the Harris County Sheriff's Office is concerned he is moving towards violence. Lately, he's been wearing a bulletproof vest and has told victims he has "nothing to lose," says investigators.
The man has been caught on surveillance video. He's armed and wears a hat or t-shirt with the word "police" on them to gain trust.
According to officers, he demands controlled medications like hydrocodone and Oxycontin and threatens violence if the employees do not comply.
Investigators believe he's hit pharmacies in Friendswood, Missouri City, Houston, Harris County and Montgomery County.