Suspects pose as police during crime spree

Posing as police and getting more and more violent, Detroit cops say the two men caught on gas station surveillance.

Posing as police and getting more and more violent, Detroit cops say the two men caught on gas station surveillance, went on a six-hour crime spree into Thursday morning.

They carjacking a man at gunpoint then attacked and robbed two women.

"You've got them striking innocent citizens, striking women," said Sgt. Jonathan Parnell, Detroit police. "They are very violent."

Detroit police say the two men who appear to be in their 20s, are on the run after carjacking a man driving a red Mustang on Fenton around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Then, five hours later, they followed a woman on W. Grand Boulevard, telling her they were cops.

"No badges were shown but nevertheless, just them implying they are the police, they are violating the public's trust," said Parnell.

That woman tells police they robbed her and hit her in the head with a hammer. She is recovering in the hospital  and is expected to be okay.

Police say that a half hour later they attacked a 24-year-old woman on W. Warren after leaving the gas station.

"She was followed by the red Mustang and a few blocks away she was cut off and robbed at gunpoint by both perpetrators," Parnell said.

Threatening to shoot her, police say another driver came up behind them honking and may have scared them off.

"If it wasn't for that other citizen who observed what was going on, trying to do something to draw attention to the situation, there's no telling what could've happened," Parnell said.

Police say they discovered the Mustang smashed up not long after, and not far from the last attack.

"The vehicle was recovered but it was recovered unoccupied with severe accident damage," Parnell said. "We know that something else happened after the third incident."

Now Detroit police say they need your help identifying and capturing these two men believing they're already planning to strike again.

"They're violating the public's trust, they're endangering the public and they are still out there  and they're both armed," Parnell said.

Anyone with information on the incidents or think they may be a victim, are asked to call 1-800-242-HEAT or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP there is a $2,000 reward.


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