Suffolk Co. Police: Coram Man Robbed By Suspects Pretending To Be Cops
MEDFORD, NY (CBSNewYork) – Police in Suffolk County say a man was robbed by two suspects who were pretending to be police officers.
It happened Sunday just before 11 p.m. in Medford.
Suffolk County police say a 20-year-old Coram man was driving down Country Road near Prago Court when an older model green Ford Explorer pulled up in front of him and forced him to stop.
When the driver slammed on his brakes to keep from hitting the Explorer, he was rear-ended by another vehicle.
That’s when police say two men got out of the Explorer and walked up to the driver. One of the men pulled out a silver shield and said they were detectives and ordered the driver out of the car.
The other man had walked over to the driver of the third car, which then sped off.
Police say the two “detectives” then searched the victim and his car. They took his cell phone, wallet and keys and asked for drugs.
They then got back in their car and took off.
The suspects are described as white in the their late 20s and are about 5 feet, 9 inches tall.
Police say one of them had short black hair and was wearing a gray T-shirt and black faded jeans.
The second suspect had short blond hair, was unshaven and was wearing a black T-shirt and black faded jeans.
Anyone with information should call police at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
The investigation is still ongoing.