Officials are searching for a man accused of robbing two prostitutes inside a King of Prussia hotel while impersonating a police officer.
Investigators say two female escorts set up a meeting with a man over the phone for Saturday around 2:10 a.m. after placing an ad on an internet website. The man then arrived at their hotel room in King of Prussia a short time later and identified himself as a police officer who was part of a sting operation, officials said.
The man then allegedly took out a semiautomatic handgun from a holster that he was wearing on his belt. The belt contained a silver or gold star shaped badge, according to police.
Investigators say the man stayed in the room and interrogated the two women for 30 minutes. He then allegedly stole their money and cell phones before leaving the hotel room.
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Upper Merion Township Police confirmed the man was not part of any police operation at the hotel.
The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet with a long goatee, mustache and square-type eyeglasses. He also had multiple tattoos on his hands and was wearing a ring with a blue stone surrounded by diamonds in a flower pattern on his left ring finger, police said. He was last seen wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt, a black baseball cap turned backwards, black t-shirt and blue jeans. Police also believe he was driving a silver two door passenger car.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Upper Merion Township Police Department at 610-265-3232.