Oak Lawn Police are looking for two men that may have impersonated police officers after they pulled over a driver and stole money from his wallet, reports said.
An 18-year-old man had just left work around 9:05 p.m. Sept. 4 and was traveling eastbound on 95th Street. As he turned southbound on to Parkside, and saw he noticed a black, Chevy Tahoe truck driving toward him.
The Chevy Tahoe suddenly pulled in front his path, blocking his way, and the 18-year-old slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting the truck, police said.
Two men wearing dark colored, polo shirts with what appeared to be badges on the front, and vests, got out of their vehicle. Both wore vests over their shirts and belts that had a lot of gadgets on them.
The 18-year-old driver assumed both men were undercover tact officers. A man in his 20s with a muscular build walked up to the driver’s side window while the second man stood in front of his car.
The man asked the driver his license and registration. As the driver was trying to get the requested documents out of his wallet, the man suddenly snatched it out the driver’s hands.
Both men stood in front of the 18-year-old driver’s car with their backs to him, reports said.
Several seconds later, the man returned to the driver’s side window and handed the wallet back to the driver, saying, “you’re good to go.”
The driver told police that it wasn’t until he was several blocks away when he realized that his money, approximately $47, was gone from his wallet. Police said that that 18-year-old did not call them immediately because he was scared of accusing police of stealing from him.
Police asked him if had noticed either man touching his car, and the driver did not believe they had.
The second man was white, also in his 20s, of average build, possibly blad or with a very short hairstyle.
The driver said he didn’t want to do a composite drawing because he wasn’t good at describing people, but believes he can identify both in a police lineup.