BRONX– A pair of police impersonators robbed three people throughout the Bronx and Manhattan.
The first incident took place on November 24, in the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood. At around 11 am, two men displaying police shields approached a 32-year-old man inside of 257 Dyckman Street. The phony cops removed the man’s bag which contained jewelry, electronics and personal items.
One of the phony cops struck again in Mott Haven on November 25. At around 4 am a 35-year-old woman was approached by a man displaying a police shield on the corner of Willis Avenue and East 138th Street. The impersonator removed the woman’s bag and cell phone. Her bag contained $90 cash, a credit card and other personal property.
The last incident took place four days later in the Zerega section of the Bronx. At around 6:35 am on November 29, the phony cops approached a 52-year-old man on the corner of Zerega Avenue and Butler Place. The impersonators removed the victim’s wallet and an envelope containing $7,000 in cash. The thieves fled in a dark color sedan. The real police released a still from surveillance video of the man they said is connected to the three robberies.
Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.