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Posted at 5:05 AM ET, 07/12/2010

Police: 2 men posed as cops in robbery

By Mike McPhate
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Blaylock, left, and Ventura. (Courtesy of Prince George's County Police)

Prince George’s County police have arrested two men accused of impersonating law enforcement officers during a robbery near Langley Park's International Mall early Sunday.

Police say Daniel Blaylock, 24, and Kennedy Ventura, 20, rolled up on their victims in a black SUV with strobe lights about 3:30 a.m. The men flashed phony police badges, assaulted the victims and fled with their wallets and other items, police said.

Blaylock, of Hyattsville, and Ventura, of Northwest Washington, were charged with robbery and second degree assault.

Police said they believe the men may have preyed on others. Anyone with information is asked to call 301-699-2601.

-- Mike McPhate

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By Mike McPhate  | July 12, 2010; 5:05 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

Let the racist comment begin

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | July 12, 2010 6:29 AM | Report abuse

execute them....

Posted by: californicationdude | July 12, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

A long stint in prison will revise their outlook....

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | July 12, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

They look like 2 undercover types...they both deserve a 'tuneup' from some real Jakes

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 12, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Television has taught us to accept that anyone, however dressed, who "flashes" a badge is to be accepted as a police officer.

And television has also taught us that anyone who breaks into your house yelling "police" should also be accepted as a police officer.

Ironically, even the police now think that such sloppily cursory identification is acceptable -- in fact, they DEMAND it be accepted.

And unsurprisingly, criminals are taking advantage of our acceptance of these sloppy, presumptuous police tactics.

Posted by: kcx7 | July 12, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

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