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Rob Morris

Police impersonators carry out string of robberies

As the three men rifled through his pockets and upended beds in his Southeast Baltimore home, Moises Pacheco says he spotted a small detail that made him begin to suspect the intruders were not the police officers they claimed to be. One of the men had a walkie-talkie, and it looked like a children's toy, said Pacheco, a native of Ecuador who has lived in Baltimore for the past eight years and speaks limited English. After the men found $1,800 in his wallet — money he says he planned to use to purchase a car — they took off running. "I'm scared now," said Pacheco, 32, whose home is located in an isolated area near train tracks, accessible only by one-way...