Police arrest man accused of impersonating police in Chelsea

CHELSEA (WHDH) - Police say they’ve arrested a man who they say impersonated a police officer in order to rob a man in Chelsea.

According to officials, an 18-year-old suspect, Jorge Beltran, broke into several cars in Everett — including a police officer’s vehicle — and stole a badge and a radio on Sunday.

The victim told police that the suspect claimed to be an officer, flashed the stolen badge, escorted him to a basement, and then robbed him of his cell phone and money.

Beltran was arrested on police impersonation, kidnapping, and robbery charges.

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