Sept. 13, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
Police are looking for two suspects who impersonated police officers and stole $900 worth of valuables from a man while beating him in Elmhurst in July.
The incident occurred in the vicinity of 41st Avenue and 81st Street in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, July 17 at about 2 a.m.
According to the NYPD, the two suspects approached the 37-year-old victim on bikes and started punching and kicking him around the head and body.
They took his phone and his wallet and told him that they were police officers before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.
The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital with swelling and bruising around his face.
Police describe the suspects as Hispanic men in their late teens to early 20s. One suspect wore all white clothing, while the other wore all dark.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.