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Video Shows Fake Cop Robbing Bronx Store at Gunpoint

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who dressed up as a police officer and demanded cash from a worker at a grocery store on E. 166th Street in the Concourse section of the Bronx on Thursday, March 21. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect who dressed up as a police officer and demanded cash from a worker at a grocery store on E. 166th Street in the Concourse section of the Bronx on Thursday, March 21. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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Police are searching for a robber in the Bronx who was wearing what appeared to be a police shield as he threatened customers and a worker at gunpoint inside a grocery store.

The man entered the store at 182 E. 166th St. at about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 with a shield around his neck, according to police. He brandished a gun and ordered customers to the back of the store, then ordered the worker to remove money from the register. 

He ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The suspect is described as about 35 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches and 160 pounds. He was wearing a black hat and green sweater.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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