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Florida cop accused of robbing drivers he pulled over

by: Chelsea Todaro, Palm Beach Post Updated:


MIAMI - A recently hired Miami police officer was arrested Friday after he allegedly stole from drivers he pulled over.

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Jose Acosta faces charges of armed burglary and armed grand theft, the Miami Herald reports. He was on the force for less than a year, according to the Miami Police Department.

Police allege Acosta would pull over drivers and scare them before seizing their belongings. He was caught in a sting operation and is currently relieved of duty without pay, according to the Herald.