Police Impersonator who Robbed Couple at Gunpoint had just Resigned from Force
Just over two weeks after resigning from the Atlanta Police Department to avoid being further investigated for crimes committed while wearing the badge, Justin Thorne was caught on camera committing more crimes while wearing the badge.
Thorne was in full uniform when he allegedly robbed two people at gunpoint inside a Comfort Inn hotel room on October 17. He made off with $800 in cash and a $700 iPhone. He was arrested Friday after a joint investigation between the Cobb County and Atlanta police departments.
Thorne, 22, was hired in October 2017. Earlier this year, internal affairs began investigating for offering to take money from a suspect in exchange for making the warrant "go away," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He remains in jail with no bond on several felonies, including armed robbery, impersonating an officer, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.