Woman robbed by two men claiming to be police officers $450, phone, pager taken from Essex resident

June 02, 1996|By TaNoah V. Morgan | TaNoah V. Morgan,SUN STAFF

An Essex woman was robbed of $450, a pager and cellular phone yesterday by two men who said they were police officers when she went to a Charlesmont apartment to be a dancer at a party, Baltimore County police said.

The woman was not injured in the incident.

Police said the woman, who works for AAA Adorable Escort services in Towson, went to the apartment in the 7800 block of W. Collingham Drive shortly after 7 a.m. for a party that was scheduled there.

A man let her in the apartment, and he and another man immediately handcuffed the woman behind her back, pushed her to the ground and told her she was under arrest for prostitution, police said. The men took her purse, saying they were looking for drugs, but they stole cash and the electronic equipment, police said. One of the men took her car keys, left the apartment and ransacked her car while the other "rubbed his hands all over her body telling her he was searching her," a police report said.

A short time later, the man who ransacked her car returned and told his accomplice to let the woman go because other officers had found a prostitute with a handgun next door, police said. The culprits then left in a Chevy truck, police said.

Police did not have a description of the men other than that they were wearing patent leather shoes, police said. They did not show any identification to the woman.

Pub Date: 6/02/96

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