Police seek real life "Let's Be Cops" for stealing medical marijuana plants

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May 25, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Police are looking for three men who pretended – briefly – to be police officers while they stole medical marijuana plants last week in Winterport, Maine. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the trio in the act.

Police released photos from security cameras Monday (below) in an effort to identify the men responsible for the armed robbery, which occurred about 7 a.m. on Sept. 21.

The three men wore fake police items, including a SWAT-style vest, a hat with “Police” across the front and a shirt with “Sheriff” written on the front – all of which can be purchased from online retailers, according to Maine State Police. One man pointed what police believe was a semi-automatic handgun.

One clue that they weren’t real law enforcement: When the homeowner confronted the three men, they ran off with an armload of mature marijuana plants, police said.

No shots were fired and nobody was hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Maine State Police at 624-7076 and ask for trooper Elisha Fowler or Sarah Ferland.

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