Police Impersonators Rob Motorist on Long Island - NBC New York

Police Impersonators Rob Motorist on Long Island



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    Police on Long Island are investigating the robbery of a motorist by two suspects impersonating police officers.

    Suffolk County police responded at around 11 p.m. Sunday to a 911 caller who said two vehicles were blocking Country Road in Medford.

    At the scene, a Coram man told officers that the driver of an older model green Ford Explorer drove in front of his 2005 Audi, forcing him to stop.

    The 20-year-old said his Audi was then rear-ended – possibly by a white Lincoln Town Car or Mercury with a blue top.

    Next, the two men, claiming to be detectives, approached the victim and ordered him out of his car. One man had a silver shield, though neither displayed weapons, police said.

    The men then searched the victim and his Audi, asking for drugs. They took his cell phone, wallet and keys before fleeing east in the Explorer on Country Road.  

    The victim said the men were white, in their late twenties and both about 5 feet 9 inches tall. One man had short black hair while the other man was unshaven with short blond hair. Both men wore faded black jeans and T-shirts.

    Anyone with information about the crime are asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.