Two men impersonating police officers in Medford robbed a man late Sunday night, police said.
The incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. on County Road, near Prager Court, when police say an older model green Ford Explorer forced a 20-year-old Coram man to stop his vehicle by driving in front of him. The Coram man, driving a 2005 Audi, told police that he had to stop short to avoid hitting the Explorer, which caused another vehicle, possibly a white Lincoln Town Car or Mercury with a blue top, to strike the Audi from behind.
The two men in the Explorer then approached the Audi, with one man displaying a silver shield and telling the driver that they were detectives, police said. The driver of the Audi was ordered out of the car and one of the robbers spoke briefly with the driver of the white vehicle, which police currently believe was not involved with the robbery, before it fled the scene, police said.
The robbers, who did not display any weapons, searched the driver of the Audi and his vehicle, asking for drugs, before taking his cell phone, wallet and keys, police said. The Explorer then took off east on County Road.
The suspects were described as white, in their late 20s and about 5-foot-9. One man had short black hair, was wearing a gray T-shirt and black faded jeans. The other man had short blond hair, was unshaven and wearing a black T-shirt and black faded jeans.
Police are asking anyone with information on this robbery to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.