WANTED: Police Impersonation Pattern (Citywide)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video wanted for questioning in connection to a police impersonation that occurred within the confines of the 20th, 78th and 52nd Precincts. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1: On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., at Columbus Avenue and West 63rd street, a 24-year-old female victim met an unidentified individual who responded to her Craigslist post to buy two cell phones. The male removed the cell phones from her while displaying a badge and forcibly touched the victim on her breast before departing in a white four door sedan.

 Incident #2: On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at approximately 7:05 p.m. in front of 200 Eastern Parkway, a 16-year-old male victim met the unidentified individual through Craigslist to sell him a cell phone, when the individual displayed a shield and told the victim that he is a police officer. The individual departed in a white four door sedan.

 Incident #3: On Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. at 2155 University Avenue, a 23-year-old male met the unidentified individual whom he met through Craigslist to sell a cell phone, when the individual displayed a shield and identified himself as a police officer. The male removed the victim’s cell phone and departed in a white four door sedan with New Jersey license plates.

  •  He is described as a male, Asian, 22-27 years old.

 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.