Immigration impersonation: Two charged in Georgetown robbery

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police arrested two people they say used immigration agent impersonation in a robbery.

Michelle Spicer

The incident occurred on the evening of Feb. 1 and on Friday, Feb. 2, Georgetown police arrested Michelle Spicer, 50, and Harold Warrington, 58, both of Georgetown, according to Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin.

Spicer and Warrington both face charges of robbery first degree, criminal Impersonation of a police officer, aggravated menacing, conspiracy second degree and endangering the welfare of a child, Det. Melvin said.

They were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3. Both were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $89,000 cash bond.

Police investigation revealed at about 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, the victim and three passengers, which included a toddler, were in a vehicle in the 200 block of North Race Street when a vehicle pulled alongside and a woman displayed a badge.

Harold Warrington

Police said the victim did not see any emergency lights and continued along North Race Street before stopping in front of a business. At that time, the woman suspect approached the passenger side window, displayed a badge and identified herself as a police officer to the occupants, said Det. Melvin.

According to police investigation, the woman suspect asked the victim for her identification and her green card and identified herself as “Immigration” to the occupants.

The woman suspect opened the victim’s passenger door and reached across the seat and tried to grab the victim’s wallet. The female suspect produced a handgun and pointed the gun at the victim’s chest. When the victim grabbed the gun the female suspect pulled the trigger; the gun proved to be a fake.

When the victim and other occupants of the vehicle screamed for help the female suspect dropped the wallet and the gun and fled in a vehicle operated by a male suspect.

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