Cops arrest accused armed robber impersonating police officers; say he was bail bondsman

sketchFUGITIVE CAPTURED March 15, 2014 -- Marysville detectives, with the assistance of Department of Homeland Security and the Renton Police Department, arrested a 27 year old Renton man in connection with a robbery that occurred in Marysville on February 6th. Marysville police say during the robbery, the suspect pointed a handgun at the occupants of a car and identified himself as a law enforcement officer to gain compliance from the victims. Marysville police say the suspect had been working for a local bail bonding company and was trying to locate a subject who had skipped out on his bail.  The suspect had placed a cell phone call to a female acquaintance of the bail-jumper he was looking for. The female was also one of the subjects who was coming to Marysville to buy the EBT card of the robbery victims. Through cell phone call logs, Marysville police say a crime analyst was able to obtain the identity of the robbery suspect.  The suspect matched, very closely, the composite sketch that was drawn based on information provided by the robbery victims. Marysville police say the suspect was arrested as he was driving away from his Renton residence.  When interviewed by detectives he denied taking any money from the Marysville victims.  He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on three counts of 1st degree robbery. WANTED IN MARYSVILLE Feb. 28, 2014 -- If you live in Marysville, or anywhere around that area, please take a good look at this sketch to see if you recognize the suspect. Detectives say he impersonated a SWAT police officer and robbed two people at gunpoint. Watch this surveillance video near an espresso stand at 88th Street Northeast as two victims walk by with their hands up and the suspect following behind them, pointing a handgun at them. Watch it again in slow motion -- this happened on Thursday, Feb. 6. You can tell from this video of him coming around his car that he's wearing khaki-colored pants. He also had on a black tactical vest with the word SWAT on it and had a badge hanging from his neck. His car is a dark-colored 2013 Ford Fusion or similar vehicle. Detectives say the fake cop patted the victims down and took cash from one of them. They weren't the only people he approached that night and that's where the public comes in. "An hour and a half prior to the robbery, the same individual was out contacting pedestrians walking in the area of 88th Street and State and pulling them over to his car, patting them down, acting like a police officer, and then two hours later, has escalated into pointing guns at two victims and then robbing them," Maryland police detective Sgt. Jeff Franzen said. Marsyville police are hoping that if you were confronted by him that night, you will contact them to help get him identified. He's described as white or Asian with a medium build,  in his 30s  and about 5-foot-10. If you have any idea who this might be, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest. CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers