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Tucson man convicted of impersonating an officer

Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 19:40:37-05

A jury has found Javier Ruben Cordova guilty of assault and robbery while impersonating an officer, according to a news release from the Pima County Attorney's Office. 

On December 1 the jury convicted Cordova of Burglary, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Dangerous Instrument, Attempted Armed Robbery, Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Temporary but Substantial Disfigurement, and Impersonating a Peace Officer. 

Authorities say in October of 2014 two of Cordova's accomplices gained entry into a victim's home by using badges to impersonate police officers. 

After the accomplice asked for a glass of water, he began to hit one of the victims with a baton, while the female accomplice left and returned with Cordova. 

As Cordova arrived, authorities say he also hit one of the victims with a baton. 

A victim was able to break free from the attack and then chased Cordova and an accomplice away. 

Authorities say one of the victims was injured from the assaults which required staples and/or stitches to close their head wounds. 

Cordova then told officers it was an accomplice's idea to rob the victims and that the accomplice provided the badges. 

His sentencing is scheduled for January 27, 2017.