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Two arrested in fake police home invasion

TUCSON, Ariz. - Pima County authorities have arrested two outstanding suspects accused of posing as police officers to gain entry into a Tucson-area home to conduct a home invasion robbery.

The Sheriff's Department said Friday that 22-year-old Jennifer Ortiz and 23-year-old Javier Cordova were booked on multiple charges.

They each face two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly or dangerous weapon, burglary, impersonating a peace officer and attempted armed robbery.

They and 29-year-old Alberto Herrera allegedly entered the home Thursday night dressed as police and demanded money and drugs.

The two men and two residents began fighting, and the residents were able to detain Herrera. The other two intruders left in a dark brown SUV.

Herrera also faces similar charges of burglary, aggravated assault and impersonating an officer.

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