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Police: Immigration officer impostor robs man

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DES MOINES (AP) -

Police say an impostor posing as an immigration officer handcuffed a man and robbed him of his passport, visas and cellphone.

Police were called by the man's wife from Arizona to check on her husband's welfare.

The man, who speaks only French, said through a phone-based translation service that another man wearing a yellow uniform who said he was an immigration officer approached him outside a home.

He said the uniformed man pushed him inside the house, handcuffed his hands behind his back, then took the victim's passport, two visas and a cellphone from his pants pocket.

The uniformed man removed the cuffs before leaving with the items.

Police say they are searching for the impostor.
 

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