A brash thief upped his loot when he made off with a 1985 Honda sedan by duping the victim into believing he was a police officer handling the investigation into a burglary at the man's home Monday.
The victim responded to a call from a man claiming to be a police inspector, and showed up at the police station at 425 S. Harbor Blvd. to discuss the burglary, which included the loss of the keys and a pink slip to the stolen car.
When the man--whose name is being withheld--asked to be directed to the officer who called him, however, the victim was told that no such call had been made. While he was inside the station, however, his car was stolen from a police parking lot.
Police believe the same individual committed the burglary, made the phony phone call and has already sold or intends to sell the car.
Anyone who sees the vehicle, a brown 1985 Honda Accord with California license plates 2CAE712, is requested to call Anaheim police.