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2nd home invasion by police impersonators reported in Baltimore

Saturday - 7/2/2011, 6:26am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police are investigating a second home invasion by police impersonators in less than a week.

The most recent crime occurred about 3 a.m. Friday in Federal Hill. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says two suspects, possibly armed and identifying themselves as police, entered a home, tied up the man and woman in the home, and ransacked the property.

Both victims were hit and suffered minor injuries. The suspects left, taking only a cell phone.

On Monday morning, three police impersonators kicked in the door of a northeast Baltimore home, tied up a couple, then shot the husband when he resisted. He was treated and released at a local hospital.

Guglielmi says it is not known if the two crimes are related, but police are "enormously concerned" about the impersonators.

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