Police are seeking the public's help in finding three men who posed as NYPD officers to knock over a check cashing business in Queens on Tuesday. The men were wearing blue NYPD jackets and wore badges around their necks when they entered a Pay-O-Matic check cashing business on South Conduit Avenue around 8 a.m. and identified themselves as NYPD detectives. Two of the men wore Yankees baseball caps, and as you can see by the surveillance photo here, that bald guy definitely looks the part.
All three men wore sunglasses during the robbery, in which they made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police tell CBS 2 the suspects fled in a dark colored, late 90′s-model Ford Expedition which had a broken rear passenger window covered by black plastic and secured with silver-colored duct tape. Witnesses say the vehicle may have Virginia license plates. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.
The robbery marks the most recent cop-impersonation incident to make headlines; at the end of December a man who identified himself as a police officer allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted a teenage boy in Brooklyn.