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Robbery suspect who posed as cop arrested

August 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The LAPD has arrested a man they say robbed five people after flashing a badge and claiming to be a police officer.Investigators said 41-year-old George Turegano approached his victims with a phony badge hanging from his neck.

Victims said he claimed to be a plainclothes officer, performed pat-down searches and sometimes handcuffed victims and searched their vehicles.

All five of the alleged robberies happened southwest of downtown Los Angeles in June and July.