A man impersonating a police officer has robbed 10 people in the Bronx since 2012, and he's apparently still on the lam.
Police officers say the suspect would typically pick his victims up in a livery cab before falsely identifying himself as an officer. He would then allegedly flash his shield and, in at least a few instances, a firearm, before availing his passengers of their personal property. Authorities say the suspect first struck on June 16, 2012, at East 194 St. and Webster Ave; he is also accused of robbing victims later that month, in September and October of last year, and in January, February, July and August of 2013. His most recent job was on September 23, on Rowland Street near Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.
This particular suspect is described as a male Hispanic between the ages of 25-30 years old. He reportedly drives a brown Mercury Grand Marquis or a Black Toyota livery cab.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.