Metro detectives are looking for a man and woman who impersonated police and robbed a driver Monday night in south Nashville.
The victim told investigators he was driving home from work on Murfreesboro Road around 8:15 p.m. when he was pulled over by a black Jeep Cherokee.
He said he pulled into the parking lot of the Days Inn near Spence Lane.
“When they came out they had a black vest. The guy had a black tank top and he pulled out a badge he said looked real,” said Juan Lagunas, the victim’s son.
Lagunas said they asked for his father’s driver’s license, told him to get out of his vehicle and then frisked him.
“They grabbed his $200 from his back pocket and his wallet and car keys. Then they told him, ‘Don’t move, wait we are coming back. We are going to check your license,’” said Lagunas.
He said they never returned.
After the robbery, Lagunas’ father called him from a motel lobby. He rushed to the scene and helped his father file a police report because he does not speak much English.
Metro Police said they are investigating a similar incident that took place Tuesday night in the same area. In that case, someone posing as an officer stole a man’s I.D. and credit card.
They think the two incidents are connected.
The male suspect is believed to be in his early to mid-30s. He has blond hair and is clean shaven with tattoos on both arms. He was wearing a black sleeveless vest with a gold badge on a chain at the time of the robbery.
The woman is believed to be in her late 20s or 30-years-old. She is heavyset and about six feet tall. Her blond hair was in a bun and she was also wearing a black sleeveless vest.
The Cherokee, a mid-2000s model, had a flashing blue light inside the vehicle. Police said there were no lights on the roof.
Anyone with information on the suspects is urged to call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.