Men posing as Police detectives handcuff residents, rob them
POSTED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 8:04pm
Lebanon, PA (WPMT) — Men posing as police investigators handcuffed residents of a home on Tiffany Lane and then proceeded to rob the home Friday night.
The victims say they got home around 9:30 p.m. and shortly afterwards men, unknown to the victims, knocked on the door. They were dressed in suits and displaying badges and carrying firearms, and they entered the home, telling the victims they were conducting an investigation. They used flexible style handcuffs to secure both victims.
No threats of violence were reported and the victims were not injured during this incident.
The suspects took a small safe, three firearms and an undisclosed amount of money from the home.
Police say the two suspects were familiar with some police tactics and investigative techniques. A third suspect entered the residence at some point, but had minimal interaction with the victims. After some time, the victims realized that the three suspects were probably not police officers but were merely posing as police officers.
The victims then called police.
Police do not believe this incident was a random act. They think the victims were specifically targeted by the suspects.
The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect 1: Hispanic Male, about 6 feet tall, muscular build and short cut brown hair, wearing a black suit.
Suspect 2: Hispanic Male, over 6 feet tall (taller than suspect 1), muscular build and short cut brown hair, wearing a grey suit.
Suspect 3: Hispanic male, about5'11 tall and of a heavier build, wearing black shorts and a black T-shirt depicting the "Scarface" movie character.
Police are seeking information regarding this incident and can be contacted at the Lebanon City Police Department at 717-272-6611 or 717-272-2054. Information may also be provided through Crime Stoppers at 717-270-9800.