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Police link 4 armed robberies to fake cop posing as 'Officer Franklin'

Monday, September 30, 2013
A new case of a police impersonator robbing a man happened late Saturday night at 70th and South Justine.

A new case of a police impersonator robbing a man happened late Saturday night at 70th and South Justine.

Chicago police are now linking four armed robberies to a man posing as an officer.

The incidents happened in the South Shore and South Chicago neighborhoods. One happened in the 8700-block of South Harper last Friday.

The victim, Damien Dyer, tells ABC7 the offender identified himself as a Chicago police officer and told him to get into the car. The cop impersonator then drove him to an alley, pulled out a gun and robbed him.

No one has been hurt in any of the incidents.

Investigators say the offender calls himself "Officer Franklin."

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