Crown Heights

Two police impersonators wanted for a Crown Heights push-in robbery

October 26, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photograph of a suspect accused of pretending to be police officer to commit a push-in robbery. Photo courtesy of DCPI

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who participated as part of a duo involved in a push-in robbery where they pretended to be police officers.

On Oct. 9, the two men walked up to a 32-year-old man’s St. John’s Place apartment identifying themselves as officers by displaying a gun and shield, police said.

The suspected robbers went into the man’s apartment and tied up the hands and feet of a 19-year-old woman and blindfolded a 77-year-old woman who were also in the apartment, police said.

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The pair ransacked the apartment, located near Classon Avenue, and fled with an unknown amount of money.

Police said one suspected has been apprehended. The other, captured on video, was last seen wearing a skull cap, a striped shirt and light-colored pants. He is described as a male black, 6-feet tall and in his early 50s.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS or for Spanish (888)57-PISTA.

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. All calls are strictly confidential.


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