The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Anthony Gonzalez, depicted in the attached photograph, who is wanted in connection to a police impersonation pattern, which occurred within the confines of the 48th, 102nd, and Midtown North Precincts in the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan respectively.
Details are as follows.
1. On Monday, July 20, 2020, at approximately 1320 hours, the individual engaged in a verbal dispute with an employee inside Radio City Apartments, located at 142 W. 49th Street. During the dispute, the individual displayed a shield and firearm, and threatened the employee with being investigated by law enforcement.
In the following two cases, the individual portrays himself as a law enforcement officer in order to assist victims with various issues and then coerces them to pay him for services that were never rendered.
2. Between 1800 hours on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and 1100 hours on Friday, April 26, 2021, the individual removed the 60-year-old male victim’s computer, two pairs of sneakers, 15 bottles of cologne, and clothing.
3. Between 1500 hours on Thursday, May 13, 2021, and 1000 hours on Thursday, May 27, 2021, the individual removed $3,969 from the 45-year-old male victim after posing as a detective and stating that he rendered law services on his behalf.
The individual is identified as an adult male, Hispanic.
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 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by entering TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.