Sept. 25, 2017 Staff Report
Two men posing as police officers robbed a man on an Elmhurst street in the middle of the day last week, according to the NYPD.
The suspects who were driving a gray sedan pulled over at around 3:20 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and approached a 60-year-old man who was walking down the street near Ithaca Avenue and Britton Avenue.
The suspects exited the car and identified themselves as police officers, according to the NYPD.
The driver then ordered the victim to raise his arms. The other man got out of the car and acted as a lookout as the driver frisked the victim, according to police.
He took about $100 from the man’s right pants pocket, and the two got back into the sedan and drove off. No one was reported hurt in the incident.
The first suspect is described as light skinned and Hispanic, about 6 foot tall and 250 pounds. He was wearing a green long sleeve shirt black sweatpants and white sneakers.
The second is described as Hispanic with a dark complexion. He was wearing a light colored shirt.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
Why are there no police posted on our streets? These crimes (last week it was at 83rd St & 35th Ave) are happening in the middle of the day! Cars are making U-turns in the intersections, ice-cream trucks are everywhere with their loudspeakers blasting, pick pockets are chasing down the block, shoplifters are being run after in Rite-Aid! We need patrols!!!