Cops Need Help Catching A Police Impersonator

The NYPD needs help looking for two unidentified men, one of whom impersonated a police officer. They approached a 34-year-old man while waving a firearm in the vicinity of Farragut Road and Ralph Avenue on Sunday, May 14 around 4:40pm.

According to the police, the victim struggled to grab the gun from the first individual; individual #2 then stepped in and stated that he was a police officer.

The victim then released the gun, and both individuals fled the property. They are described by the police as follows:

Individual# 1: Black man with facial hair, unknown age, and was wearing a black hoodie and pink pants
Individual# 2: Black man, unknown age and was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

As of Thursday, June 1, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Zainab Iqbal

Zainab is a staff reporter at Bklyner who sometimes writes poetry in her free time || zainab@bklyner.com

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