Fake-Cop Robber Hits the Streets, Stops and Frisks Victim Just Like a Real Cop
Of course this is a thing.
Cops say that yet another punk is pretending to be a police officer -- and robbing people.
But wait, it gets better: This fake cop has apparently read up on what real badges do -- he stops and frisks his victims.
Here's what happened.
Around 8:20 a.m. on Dec. 25 -- on CHRISTMAS! -- this jerk cornered a man at 35-38 96th Street in Corona, Queens.
Cops say he "proceeded to search the victim," taking the guy's watch and wallet before fleeing.
The suspected perp, pictured here, is said to be a 5-foot-6 black male.
Know this guy? Then call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 and then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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