The police are searching for a suspect accused of impersonating a police officer in order to rob a Bronx man's gun and pot.

According to the NYPD, the incident occurred at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 7th in the Bronx's 46th Precinct. Two males knocked on an apartment door, police say, and told the 60-year-old tenant that they were police officers: "Once inside [they] handcuffed the victim and threatened him with a firearm. The suspects then fled the location with the victim's personal property." That personal property was, the Daily News reports, "a black duffle bag that contained the weapon and marijuana."

The victim called 911, and responding cops ran into the fleeing suspects in a rear alleyway. They arrested one, but the other escaped, abandoning the duffle bag. Here's video of the suspect, who is described as being about 40-50 years old, 5'9", 200 pounds and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans:


One John Diaz was reportedly charged with robbery, assaulting a police officer, criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and criminal possession of marijuana. According to the News, the victim was also taken into custody, but the details of his arrest remain sealed.

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 at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.