Carlos Javier Campo, 19, appears in bond court after he was arrested for impersonating a police officer and armed robbery. He remains in jail without bond.
A Miami man was arrested after police said he and an unknown accomplice impersonated police officers and robbed two women at gunpoint.
Carlos Javier Campo, 19, was arrested Tuesday and remains in jail without bond. He faces charges including armed robbery, falsely impersonating an officer and two counts of false imprisonment, according to an arrest affidavit.
The identity of the other suspect is listed on the affidavit as unknown.
On May 24, Campo and the second suspect knocked on the front door of a Miami Lakes apartment with black shirts that read “Police.” After a woman opened the door, the two suspects forced their way inside, the arrest affidavit said.
Campo and the unknown suspect proceeded to throw the two women to the ground and “flex-cuffed” their hands behind their backs. Both suspects put guns to the victims' heads and demanded to know the location of money and jewelry, the affidavit said. Campo continued to hold the two women at gunpoint while the other suspect searched the home.
Before leaving the apartment, Campo dropped his cellphone, which was later used to identify him.
Campo and the other suspect fled the scene in the older woman’s vehicle, which was later found near Campo’s home.
Both victims positively identified Campo in a photograph lineup, and he later provided a statement to police detailing his involvement in the case, the affidavit said.