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 the 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 the 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.

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

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) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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