Feb. 15, 2018 By Tara Law
Police are searching for a man who impersonated a police officer as part of an attempt to commit a robbery in Corona on Jan. 18.
The 23-year-old victim was walking down the street near 103rd Street and Corona Avenue around 2 a.m. when a tan minivan pulled up to him and stopped, police say. The suspect got out of the minivan and approached the victim.
The man told the victim that he was a police officer and searched his pockets. He then left the scene empty handed.
The suspect is described as a 20 to 30-year-old black man. He is about 6 feet tall and 300 pounds. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
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).