Police: Suspect Impersonated Cop Before Sexually Assaulting Teen Boy
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police want to find a sex assault suspect, who they say impersonated a police officer during a Brooklyn incident.
After a 15-year-old boy threw an empty bag of chips on the platform at the 53rd Street and 4th Avenue subway station in Sunset Park, authorities said the suspect approached him while flashing what the victim described as a police shield.
1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten Reports
The suspect, who was dressed in civilian clothes, told the victim to come with him. The victim complied and followed the suspect into a white van, which the suspect drove to 92nd Street and Dahlgren Place and sexually assaulted the boy, police said.
The suspect then drove the victim to 38th Street and 4th Avenue and dropped him off.
The suspect is described as a white man, between 45 and 49 years old. Authorities said the man weighs about 145 pounds and has a bald head, grey mustache and a mole under the left side of his lip.
Anyone with information in regards to this sexual assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.