Shaking down immigrants

In California, among other places, a man accused of posing as a police officer to threaten and rob immigrants in the Pomona area has been arrested and faces 10 felony counts.

According to authorities, Andres Sanchez of Ontario, 20, has been charged with five counts of false imprisonment by violence, three counts of second-degree robbery and two counts of attempted second-degree robbery, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Sanchez wore a police uniform and drove an unmarked vehicle to pull over drivers he suspected of being undocumented.

He told his victims he would turn them over to ICE for deportation if they didn’t hand over the cash.

If Sanchez is convicted, he faces up to 25 years and four months in prison, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Anyone with information can call Detective Chris Blank at 909-802-7462.

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