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Phony Cop Flashes Police Shield at Man, Zip-Ties His Hands in Robbery Attempt: NYPD

A fake cop in Brooklyn flashed a police badge at a man and ordered him to put his against the wall in an attempt to rob the victim, the NYPD says.

Cops say back on July 24 the unknown man showed a 58-year-old victim a gold police shield near 63rd Street and 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst and restrained his hands using zip-ties.

Once the man’s hands were tied, the suspect went through the victim’s pockets looking for stuff to steal, police said.

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Police say a fake cop zip-tied a man's hand to restrain him during a robbery attempt in Brooklyn.

The phony cop then drove away empty-handed in a gray Nissan last seen heading west on 63rd Street, officials said. The victim was not injured.

Video from the scene shows the suspect, who was wearing a black hat, charge toward the victim who was on the sidewalk.

Authorities released surveillance footage of the 20-something-year-old man in the hopes of catching him. Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips.

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