Police impersonators an unfair cop

POLICE are hunting for a pair of police impersonators who searched and robbed a man in Dandenong.

The offenders pulled the 28-year-old victim from his car in Scott Street about 7.45pm on March 5.

Claiming to be plain-clothes police officers, one of the robbers frisked the victim and the other searched his car.

“When the victim asked for identification, one of the impersonators punched him in the face before stealing his wallet and mobile phone,” Detective Sergeant Trevor Smith said.

He warned people to be wary of purported plain-clothes police. “If you’re approached by plain-clothes police, they will always produce their ID.”

Information about the incident can be phoned to Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.