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Police Looking For Two Men Who Impersonated Cops And Robbed Scooter Rider in LIC

The suspects were allegedly driving this van when the pulled over a scooter rider in order to rob him (DCPI)

June 24, 2021 By Ryan Songalia

Police are looking for two men who impersonated police officers in order to carry out a robbery in Long Island City last month.

The suspects, who were in a white utility van, allegedly pulled over a 27-year-old man who was riding a scooter at around 1 a.m. on May 22 near the intersection of Review Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue.

One of the suspects went up to the man on the scooter and identified himself as a police officer. The fake cop then asked the victim for identification and then took his wallet, according to police.

The suspects then drove off in their van, heading southbound on Van Dam Street. 

Both suspects are described as black, with one wearing a black baseball cap and a black hooded sweater with a silver shield around his neck and a black handgun in his waistband. There was no further description available for the second suspect.

Anyone with information in regard 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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What's the problem, officer?

This should not have happened at all? Why did the scooter operator comply without verifying these two goons were cops? Undercover and plain clothes cops are required to show proof that they are police. Heck, the uniformed cops have their badges ON their uniforms!

This is not rocket science!

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Liberals are soft on crime

The cops need to find these dangerous criminals asap so they can give them some free Mets tickets and a loaf of bread.

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Republicans condone crimes by “certain” people

Dude you’re a broken record. Produce one example of a criminal being rewarded Mets tickets or a loaf of bread for showing up. Put up or shut up already. According to FBI statistics conservative states like Mississippi Alabama Oklahoma Louisiana Tennessee and Alaska have highest crime rates in the country.

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Anonymous

Those are democratically controlled districts/cities in conservative states. Nice try.

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Even better try

Crime is higher in rural Mississippi Delta, Ozarks, Appalachia and Alaska. Look it up it’s all public record.

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The republican people

Are NOT giving Mets Tix for any convict!!

Get your facts straight.

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