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Metro looking for man accused of impersonating cop in armed robberies

Las Vegas police are looking for a man who appears to have an affinity for duckface selfies and the Eiffel Tower.

But, according to Metro, he also has an affinity for impersonating cops and armed robbery.

The Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday sent out a photo of a man they are trying to identify. Besides pouty lips, the man has a red and black tatoo on his right arm. The smart phone he’s using to take his own picture is equipped with a case that features the Paris landmark.

While they don’t know his name or whereabouts, Metro said they do know he robbed people at gun point and pepper sprayed them twice in September.

According to Metro, the man approached people, flashed a badge and handgun and said he was a detective. He then searched their pockets, took cell phones, wallets and cash before hitting them with pepper spray.

Metro described the man as 20 to 30 years old, standing between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches and weighing between 180 and 220 pounds. He has dark hair and a small beard. He was last seen wearing a UNLV baseball hat.

Anyone with knowledge about this man or his whereabouts can contact Metro’s Southeast Area Command by phone at 702-828-3206. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, visit www.CrimeStoppersOfNV.com or text “CRIMENV” and the information to 274637 (CRIMES).Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638. Find him on Twitter: @ColtonLochhead

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