FLUSHING — The NYPD was searching for a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer and robbed an 82-year-old man near 31-06 Farrington St. May 27.
According to the police, the white male suspect instructed the victim to pull his car over at 2:08 p.m. The suspect got out of a light-colored Toyota Sienna and told the victim that he was an undercover cop. He then said that the victim committed a traffic violation and would need to pay him $700 in cash to settle the matter.
Police said the two drove in the suspects’ car, which has a black front passenger side corner panel, to a Chase Bank at 132-01 14th Ave. After the victim gave him the money, the unknown man drove him back to his car and they parted ways, police said.
The police describe the man as being his 40’s, short and heavyset. He also has a tattoo on his ankle and a rash on his leg and abdomen, police said.