#AceNewsReport – Oct.17: The NYPD is looking into two incidents where alleged robbers fooled their victims by pretending to be officers, cops said: On September 11, a man was taking out money from an ATM at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan around 3:45 p.m. when he was approached by another man, according to police NBC News reported.
The suspect identified himself as a police officer who was investigating fraud complaints associated with the ATM, and told the man to hand over the cash withdrawn from the machine: The 38-year-old victim handed over the $250 he had taken from the machine, and the suspect left the area, police said.
In another incident, the suspect forced his way into the basement of a building in Flushing, and encountered a man installing a boiler: The robber allegedly displayed a firearm and showed what appeared to be police shield around his neck, before demanding the victim’s property, according to cops: The suspect in this case made off with a bag, an iPad, clothing and cash and then fled in a 2-door silver sedan.
It wasn’t immediately clear if police believe the incidents to be linked: Anyone with information regarding either incident is encouraged to contact police at the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips on the Crime stoppers website.
#AceNewsDesk reports ……………Published: Oct.17: 2019:
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