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Detroit police arrest 2 suspected impersonators

Bryce Hendricks, Derrick Williams accused of robbing citizens on city's east side

DETROIT – Detroit police have arrested two men in connection with armed robberies that they allegedly committed while posing as police officers.

On July 29, in the area of Maine and Nevada, and on Sunday, in the area of John R and Edgevale, the suspects identified themselves as police officers when they stopped citizens as they were walking. 

It's alleged that the armed suspects, who had badges displayed, robbed the victims of their cash and other personal properties. The suspects then fled in a vehicle.

Officers with the Northeastern District's Special Operations observed the wanted vehicle on Monday while patrolling in the area of E. 7 Mile and Van Dyke.

The officers conducted a traffic stop and arrested 24-year-old Bryce Hendricks and 28-year-old Derrick Williams.

The officers recovered badges, bullet proof vests and firearms from the vehicle. 

A warrant was submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office for review, and signed. 

The defendants were arraigned Friday on the following charges: 

Bryce Hendricks - armed robbery, imprisonment, impersonating police, felony firearm and possession of firearm.

Derrick Williams - armed robbery, imprisonment, impersonating police, felony firearm. 

The next court date for both defendants was scheduled for Aug. 21.