Suspect impersonating undercover police officer pulls over driver, carjacks her vehicle

CLEVELAND - Cleveland police are investigating after a suspect impersonating an undercover police officer pulled over a driver and carjacked her vehicle Monday morning.

A female driver reports that she pulled over near East 123rd and Chesterfield after seeing the vehicle behind her blinking its lights between 4 and 5 a.m. Monday. A male not dressed in a police uniform came to the car wearing a a gold detective-type badge. He told the driver to get out of the vehicle, handcuffed her and put her in the rear seat of her car.

The suspect drove the victim's car with the victim in the back seat. A second suspect in the car that pulled the driver over followed the victim's car and later entered the back seat of the victim's car. Both drove her around for a while before removing the handcuffs and letting her out of the car around East 109th Street.

Both suspects drove away with her vehicle and property, including her cell phone and keys.

The victim's car is a light blue 2006 Cadillac DTS with Ohio license plate FRL46841. The suspects drove a older model, two-toned light beige four-door Lincoln Continental.

The first suspect is described as a black male in his late 40s. He is 5 foot 9 inches to 6 feet tall with a stock build, short hair and a mustache. The man wore a long-sleeved white thermal shirt, white t-shirt with blue print, blue work pants and black shoes.

The other suspect is said to be a very skinny black male about 6 feet 3 inches tall. He has a dark complexion and was wearing a hooded zip up jacket with beige and brown stripes with a mask covering part of his face.

Cleveland police Fifth District Detectives are handling the investigation into this kidnapping, aggravated robbery of a motor vehicle and impersonation a police officer.

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