Police Impersonator Sought In Bronx Rental Scam

Published on April 07, 2012, 9:26 am
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The NYPD is continuing their search for a man they say is pretending to be one of their own to pull off a real estate scam in Bronx.

Police say Anthony Gonzalez, 48, impersonated a detective in February  and convinced a couple to rent an apartment from a building in the Kingsbridge section of Bronx.

The couple gave him a $2,300 security deposit, and he handed them fake keys.

Neighbors told NBC New York they were alarmed by the scam.

Gonzalez is described as having a scar on the left side of his face, and tattoos on both arms and his chest.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit NYPDCrimestoppers.com.

All calls are strictly confidential.


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