Police Posers Hit Ridgewood
Phony Cops Sought For Rob Attempt
Wearing fake badges but armed with real guns, two bandits who posed as police officers in recently attempting to rob a man at a Ridgewood home remain at large as of press time, law enforcement sources said.
Surveillance camera footage of the two impostors wanted for the caper was released by the NYPD on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The duo was described by authorities as Hispanic males, both of whom displayed phony NYPD badges on chains around their necks.
According to police, the suspects came to a home of a 49-year-old man in the vicinity of Cypress Avenue in Ridgewood at around 1 p.m. on Sept. 26 and identified themselves as police officers. The victim then let the pair inside his home.
Moments later, authorities noted, the crooks fled from the location empty handed in an unknown direction. The incident was later reported to the 104th Precinct; the man was not injured.
One of the two phony officers was last seen wearing a gray zipper sweater, a gray sweatshirt, dark jeans, a black and gray baseball cap, black boots and black gloves.
His cohort was reportedly spotted wearing a light gray jacket, a white shirt, blue jeans, black boots and a gray and black Cleveland Indians baseball cap.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718- 386-2735 or Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-577-TIPS. Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers via text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.