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Cops Seek Suspect In Connection With String Of Police Impersonation Robberies

Suspect Poses As Livery Cab Driver And Then Flashes A Badge And A Gun
Police say this man has been flashing a badge and brandishing a gun before robbing his Bronx victims. (Credit NYPD)

Police say this man has been flashing a badge and brandishing a gun before robbing his Bronx victims. (Credit NYPD)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Police are asking the public for help in tracking down a man wanted in connection with a series of police impersonation robberies in the Bronx.

The suspect has been picking up victims in a livery cab, identifying himself as a police officer, producing a shield, and removing his victim’s property while brandishing a firearm, according to authorities.

The pattern of robberies began on June 16, 2012 at the corner of E. 194 St and Webster Ave. and continued over the course of the next 15-months.

The most recent incident reportedly took place on September 23, at 9 p.m. at 1415 Rowland Street.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 30. He is 5’9″, has a heavy build and has been driving a brown Mercury Grand Marquis or a Black Toyota livery cab.

Anybody with information has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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