By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a man pretending to be a police officer pulled a driver over and stole his wallet.

It happened shortly before 3 a.m. on August 25 on the FDR service road at 26th Street.

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Police said the suspect identified himself as an officer and ordered the victim to get out of his vehicle.

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He allegedly took the 36-year-old man’s wallet, containing credit cards and approximately $800 in cash.

Police said the suspect then got back into a white vehicle and drove off heading north on the FDR.

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Anyone with information about him is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team