2 men pose as cops, rob South Plainfield hotel room

Two men posing as police officers forced their way into a South Plainfield hotel room and demanded cash, according to authorities.



The incident happened around 4 a.m. last Saturday at the Red Carpet Inn on Hamilton Boulevard.



South Plainfield detectives say the men called a hotel room before walking into the lobby. They knocked on that room's door and returned to the lobby when no one answered. The men then allegedly asked the attendant for a room key; one of the men showed a police badge.



The suspects were given the key and forced themselves into the room, telling a man and woman inside that they were police officers. Detectives say the woman was a prostitute, and that the suspects made off with an unknown amount of cash. They say they believe the incident may have been drug-related.



Newark police are also looking into the incident, checking to see if there is any connection with a string of robberies there.


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