Man charged with impersonating cop

December 30, 2008 5:30:49 AM PST
An alleged gang member is charged for impersonating a police officer during an armed robbery.Police say 29-year-old Cesar Hinds of Wheaton robbed a victim of a cell phone and $3. Hinds allegedly told his victim that he was a police officer.

Cook County court records show Hinds has a history of aggravated robbery arrests, including a 1998 conviction for attempted aggravated robbery for which he was sentenced to probation.