He looked like the guard from the armored car company, right down to his holstered pistol and the uniform. So the manager of the bed-and-bath supplies store handed over the day's cash.

The manager realized he had been fooled by an impostor about three hours later on Saturday, when the real guard showed up.Police did not disclose how much money was stolen.

The manager, who got the bogus guard's signature before the man drove away in a white van, called Total Armored Car Service once the real guard arrived and said he had been late because his truck had broken down.