Douglas Avenue Man Robbed by Police Impersonators

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A 39-year old Douglas Avenue man says he was robbed by three people, one claiming to be a police detective.

The victim told Murfreesboro Police Officer Benjamin Segrera the incident took place Saturday night after 11pm. He says he and a friend from Smyrna called a number from a Backpage-dot-com ad for a companion, but no one showed up.

However, later, a white female fitting the ad description, a black female and a black male showed up at his door. The black female identified herself as Detective Williams.

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The victim was forced inside his home and to the kitchen table. That's when he was "questioned" about his Backpage request. One of the suspects took three-thousand dollars from his pocket and went through the home. Also taken was a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun and two cell phones.

The victim says the black female, who was repeatedly referred to as detective, drank a beer while going through the home. The bottle was taken into evidence and detectives with M-P-D have taken over the investigation.

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SOURCE: MPD Arrest Report 16-16340

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