Cop Impersonators Assault, Rob Man in Subway: Police

The incident happened on a J train platform in February.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012  |  Updated 1:46 PM EDT
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Two men pretending to be police officers assaulted and robbed a man in a Delancey Street subway station when he threatened to call the cops, authorities say.

Two men pretending to be police officers assaulted and robbed a man in a Delancey Street subway station when he threatened to call the cops, authorities say.

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Two men pretending to be police officers assaulted and robbed a man in a Delancey Street subway station when he threatened to call the cops, authorities say.

The suspects started arguing with the victim on the Brooklyn-bound J platform on Feb. 4 at about 6:30 p.m., police say.

One of the suspects displayed a star-shaped badge and identified himself as a police officer. The other suspect identified himself as an immigration office.

The victim threatened to call 911 and began to leave the subway station, still threatening to call police, when the suspects attacked him, stole his wallet and fled, authorities said.

The victim refused medical aid on the scene.

The suspects are described as being between 50 and 60 years old. They were caught on surveillance video (above) fleeing the subway station.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-(800)-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online here.

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