- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police say an impostor posing as an immigration officer handcuffed a man and robbed him of his passport, visas and cellphone.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1JZpmBj ) that police were called by the man’s wife from Arizona to check on her husband’s welfare.

The man, who speaks only French, said through a phone-based translation service that another man wearing a yellow uniform who said he was an immigration officer approached him outside a home. He said the uniformed man pushed him inside the house, handcuffed his hands behind his back, then took the victim’s passport, two visas and a cellphone from his pants pocket. The uniformed man removed the cuffs before leaving with the items.

Police say they are searching for the impostor.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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