Staten Island Robbery Suspects Impersonated Police, Cops Say

By Jess Wisloski on January 28, 2013 8:10pm 

STATEN ISLAND — Police are looking for two men accused of pretending to be police officers and then robbing a Staten Island home at gunpoint, the NYPD said Monday.

The two men approached the Sheldon Avenue home just after 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6 and gained entry by introducing themselves as police, the NYPD said. They then pulled out a black gun, stole property from the home and fled, police said.

Police described the first suspect, seen in an NYPD video at the front door speaking to the resident, as having a chipped front tooth and wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket, blue jeans, black gloves, brown boots and a police-type badge.

Police described the second suspect as having a beard and said he was last seen wearing a red and black baseball cap with a dark jacket, dark jeans and black boots. 

The NYPD asks anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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