Fake police officers break into St. Louis County home

Monday, April 9, 2012 | 12:34 p.m. CDT

FERGUSON — Ferguson authorities are looking for police impersonators who kicked down the door of a home, showed shotguns, then got away with two televisions, a purse and car keys.

KSDK-TV reports that the crime happened Monday morning in the St. Louis County town. No one was hurt and police think the home was targeted rather than chosen at random.

Residents of the home told police that three men wearing bulletproof vests and police badges yelled "Police!" and said they had search warrants. The residents say the men were wearing bandanas over their faces.

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