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Des Moines police warn of impostors

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- It's no halloween costume.

Police in Des Moines say a thief has hit a police officer's home -- stealing two uniforms and a handgun. It happened Wednesday.

Police say they're concerned the thief may try to impersonate a police officer...

They're warning people in and around Des Moines to be wary of anyone wearing a police uniform without a badge or an officer's utility belt. Des Moines police do not make traffic stops in unmarked cars and don't appear in public in uniform without their badges and name plate.

If anyone is suspicious, ask the officer for a police photo I.D. or call the police department for verification.

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