Suspected Police Impersonator Arrested

Police: Elderly men targeted in Bailey's Crossroads

Friday, Aug 3, 2012  |  Updated 9:30 PM EDT
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Suspected Police Impersonator Arrested

Rudolph Curtis

An alleged police impersonator was arrested in Fairfax County, Va., accused of robbing elderly men in the Bailey's Crossroads area.

Rudolph Curtis, 59, of Arlington, Va., was arrested Wednesday following the most recent incident.

Police said the suspect approached a 93-year-old man in a parking lot in the 5700 block of Leesburg Pike about 10 a.m. and identified himself as a police officer. The suspect allegedly demanded the victim’s license and hit the victim several times before taking his wallet. The suspect was arrested a short time later.

The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Curtis was arrested and charged with robbery, malicious wounding and impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Detectives said they have connected this case to two others. On June 9 at 5 p.m. in the 3400 block of South Jefferson Street, an 85-year-old man was victimized in a similar way. He was not struck, but cash from his wallet was stolen. An 81-year-old man had cash stolen on July 24 at 11 a.m. also in the 3400 block of South Jefferson Street. He was not injured.

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