POLICE IMPERSONATION —
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating several men who are wanted in connection with two incidents in July of impersonating police officers within the confines of the 115th Precinct.
The first incident occurred on July 16 just after 4 a.m. in front of 34-61 110th St. in Corona. An unidentified SUV approached a 26-year-old man as he was walking on the sidewalk. One of the suspects exited the vehicle, approached the victim and identified himself as a police officer. The suspect searched the victim’s pockets, while a second suspect exited the vehicle and approached the victim. The first suspect removed the victim’s iPhone and wallet, which contained $30 and a bank card. Both suspects returned to the SUV, where a third suspect was waiting, and the three men fled.
During the second incident—which occurred around 12:30 a.m. on July 28—an SUV approached a 43-year-old man who was walking on the sidewalk near 99th Street and 35th Avenue in Corona. One suspect displayed a badge, exited the SUV, approached and stopped the victim, searched his pockets and removed $40. The suspect returned to the SUV and fled.
The suspects are described as two white or Hispanic men between the ages of 19 and 25 years and a black man between the ages of 19 and 25. The SUV is light in color and, possibly, a Ford Escape.