The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to a police impersonation incident that occurred within the confines of the 52nd Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Friday, January 03, 2020, at approximately 1842 hours, a 13-year-old male victim was shopping inside 2501 Grand Concourse (PC Richards) when a unidentified individual approached him and stated he was an undercover cop investigating credit card fraud. The unidentified individual demanded money and the victim complied and gave the individual approximately $200.

The individual is described a male, approximately 45 to 50 years of age, 6’0″, 230 lbs.; heavy set, black hair and last seen wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, a blue New York Yankee baseball hat and black sneakers.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by entering TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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