VIDEOS: Suspects impersonating police sought in 2 separate Bronx robberies


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The NYPD on Monday released surveillance footage tied to two police impersonations and subsequent robberies in the Bronx earlier this month.

The first incident occurred back on Nov. 5 around 5:20 a.m. when cops said three individuals posing as police officers forced their way into three female victims’ apartment near University Avenue and West 175th Street in Morris Heights.

As one man acted as a lookout, authorities said three robbers shoved the 24-year-old, 60-year-old and 79-year-old victims to the floor inside the apartment, demanding money and drugs.

Cops said the robbers, described as Hispanic males who wore dark-colored clothing, removed a safe from the residence and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

In another police impersonation scheme on Nov. 9 at around 8:05 a.m., the NYPD said two men posed as police officers and displayed a handgun inside a residence on Country Club Road and Polo Race in Country Club and tied up a 50-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman.

Authorities said the suspects fled the scene inside of a white BMW SUV with around $30,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of jewelry. The car has since been recovered.

The suspects are described as white men in their 50s who wore surgical masks and sweatshirts with the NYPD logo on them.

Police did not say if the two incidents are connected.

Anyone with information on both robberies is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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