Houston Man Allegedly Faked Being Officer, Robbed 3 People

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police have arrested a man accused of flashing a badge and pulling a gun to fake being an officer and then robbing at least three people.

Records show 42-year-old Alvaro Javier Hidalgo of Houston was being held Monday on three counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Online records don’t list an attorney to speak for Hidalgo, whose bond was set at $180,000.

Investigators say Hidalgo is believed responsible for up to nine robberies. The three charges involve incidents Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 1 in which the victims were approached at convenience stores or near a business.

Police say the robber showed a badge and a gun, spoke into what appeared to be a police radio and then robbed the victims.

Nobody was hurt.

 

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