Two carjacking suspects accused of impersonating cops in northern California remained at massive Monday after allegedly ordering two victims out of their automobile at gunpoint over the weekend and leaving them handcufffed on the aspect of the street earlier than driving off.
Burbank Police responded to the 3000 block of North Naomi Avenue at roughly 1:48 a.m. Saturday after receiving a name about “suspicious circumstances,” the company stated in a press launch shared Monday.
Officers arrived on the scene and encountered two victims who have been handcuffed. The victims had been carjacked at gunpoint by two suspects impersonating officers, police stated. The suspects have been sporting shirts with the phrase “POLICE” written on the entrance.
A neighbor’s surveillance footage obtained by Fox 11 Los Angeles confirmed a van pull to the aspect of the street. A automotive with what seemed to be flashing police lights then pulls up beside them and two males hop out.
“Cease the automotive, Cease the automotive,” a person is heard shouting to these contained in the van. “Get out of the automobile. Put your arms up.”
The victims have been unhurt, police stated. The 2 suspects have been described as Hispanic males, with shaved heads, who departed within the grey sedan stolen from the victims. The investigation into this incident is ongoing and no further particulars have been instantly launched.
“There are a number of fees that might be introduced ahead,” Burbank Police Sgt. Emil Brimway informed KTLA, explaining what may occur as soon as the perpetrators are apprehended. “Carjacking, presumably kidnapping, impersonating a police officer.”