Pittsburgh police said a couple posed as undercover narcotics officers and tried to convince police that they were the victims of a robbery.
According to the criminal complaint, Martin Koerner and Kimberly Faber flagged down officers on Wood Street on Monday and claimed that Korener's wallet has just been stolen.
The criminal complaint stated that Koerner told the officers, "Look, I'm an undercover narc working and that guy just stole my money. Go get him."
After further questioning, police said the two were unable to show the officers their police credentials.
Police said the pair accused a man who was staying in a private building in Market Square of stealing the wallet while they were getting pizza at a nearby restaurant.
Before officers arrived, investigators said, Koerner and Faber pretended to be undercover officers to get into the building where the man was staying.
A concierge told officers that he would not tell the couple the man's room number. That man eventually came downstairs and was met by Koerner who told him, "We are undercover cops," and demanded money, police said. That man said he didn't know the couple and immediately called 911.
Koerner and Faber face impersonating an officer and false police report charges.