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Fake ‘health inspector’ robs restaurants in Las Vegas: cops


A man posed as a “health inspector” at two fast food restaurants in Las Vegas on July 3, 2022, police said. He stole money from the safe and fled.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

UPDATE: The impostor was identified by Las Vegas police and arrested on August 8 for burglary of a business and impersonation of a public officer.

The original story is below.

A bogus “health inspector” convinced employees of two Las Vegas restaurants to open their safes, police said.

The man visited fast food restaurants on July 3, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a news release.

He posed as a health inspector and tricked workers into opening safes, police said.

He then grabbed the money and fled, police said.

Now police are trying to identify the impersonator, according to a press release

Video footage of the man shows him wearing a button-up shirt and black pants while holding a clipboard.

Police believe he is between 25 and 35 years old.

“Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about these incidents is urged to contact police,” authorities said.

This story was originally published August 2, 2022 3:40 p.m.

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy Live National Reporter covering Washington State and the Western Region. She holds a journalism degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is based in Phoenix.