The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of an unidentified male who is sought in connection with a police impersonation robbery within the confines of the 44th Precinct. Details are as follows:
It was reported to police that on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:45 a.m. in front of 121 East Clarke Place, an unidentified male approached the victim, a 56-year-old male who was double-parked in a gray four-door sedan. The unidentified male stated that he was a police officer investigating an earlier incident and instructed the victim to exit his vehicle so he could search it. The victim complied, and the unidentified male entered the vehicle. The unidentified male subsequently exited the vehicle, stated to the victim that he needed to speak with a police supervisor and instructed the victim to remain outside his vehicle until he returned. The unidentified male walked west on East Clarke Place and then north on Walton Avenue. The unidentified male did not return, and the victim subsequently discovered that his Samsung Galaxy tablet had been removed from his vehicle.
The unidentified male is:
- Hispanic, 5’4″ to 5’5″ and 150 to 160 lbs. He had a moustache and was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans with rips.
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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.