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Man Impersonated Police Officer to Shakedown Driver for $700: NYPD

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    Man Impersonated Police Officer to Shakedown Driver for $700: NYPD
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    The NYPD released this image of a man suspected of impersonating a police officer.

    A man pretended to be an undercover police officer to rob an elderly driver of $700, police said. 

    The impersonator pulled over an 82-year-old driver on Farrington Street in Flushing on May 27 and claimed to be an undercover officer, police said. 

    He said the elderly driver had blown a stop sign but $700 would settle the matter, police said. 

    Then he drove the elderly man to an ATM to make a withdrawal, brought the victim back to his car, and both men left in their separate vehicles, police said. 

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    The victim later told police. 

    The fake cop is described as short, heavyset and in his 40s, police said. He has a tattoo on his ankle and a rash on his leg and abdomen. He was driving a light-color Toyota Sienna with a distinctive black front passenger side corner panel, police said. 

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