QUEENS — A person pretending to be a police officer robbed a lady driving in Queens close to Elmhurst and Rego Park after pulling her over into an Olive Backyard parking zone with a faux badge, the NYPD stated Wednesday.
The theft occurred on Sept. 29 at about 11:35 a.m. close to 59th Avenue and 92nd Road. The 37-year-old lady was stopped at a purple mild when the phony cop pulled up alongside her and flashed a protect, police stated.
He ordered her to drag over into the close by restaurant parking zone and recognized himself as a police officer, officers stated. He demanded the lady give him cash or else he’d situation her a ticket.
She gave the person $360 in money, and the person fled the scene within the dark-colored sedan he was driving, cops stated.
Police described the alleged impersonator as a person between 45 and 55 years of age; he was final seen sporting a multi-colored shirt, dark-colored shorts and a baseball cap.
Submit tricks to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers cell app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then getting into TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are requested to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).