Seattle Police identify fake undercover cop suspect

Seattle Police identify fake undercover cop suspect

Seattle Police identify fake undercover cop suspect

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Updated Friday, May 20 at 7:04 PM

SEATTLE -- Seattle Police say they've identified the man who twice earlier this week posed as an undercover police officer in an attempt to carjack his victims.

The suspect, police said, is Michael Beach, 27, a 5-foot 10-inch tall white male, approximately 190 pounds.

Beach, according to officers, approached a woman on May 16 near East Barclay and 12th Avenue and began harassing her, displaying a gun, and said she had to move her car to avoid spoiling an undercover narcotics raid. The victim said the suspect demanded her keys to move her car himself, though she refused because he wouldn't show her his badge.

About two hours later, police said Beach did it again, this time targeting a man at 1300 East Marrion Street. The man claimed he was also harassed and showed a gun, and gave up his keys to allow the suspect to move his car. The suspect drove away in his blue, 1992 Mercedes 190 and hasn't been seen since.

Officers said Beach may still be driving the stolen Mercedes, but should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about this suspect or who may know his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535.

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