Police arrest man who reportedly posed as cop during armed robbery

Handcuffed SuspectMARYSVILLE- Marysville police detectives arrested a man suspected of posing as a police officer, during an armed robbery on February 6th.  Detectives, along with the Department of Homeland Security and Renton Police Department, arrested the 27-year old Renton man as he was driving away from his Renton home Friday night, according to Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux.

During the robbery the suspect pointed a handgun at the occupants of a car and identified himself as a law enforcement officer to gain compliance from the victims, Lamoureux said. The suspect had been working for a local bail bonding company and was trying to locate someone who reportedly had skipped out on his bail.  The suspect placed a cell phone call to a female friend of the bail-jumper the suspect was looking for. The female was also one of the subjects who were coming to Marysville to buy the EBT card of the robbery victims.

Marysville police used cell phone logs and a composite sketch to track down the suspect who had posed as a police officer.  The suspect was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on three counts of 1st degree robbery.

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