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Suspects Posed as Cops During Robbery Attempt in Queens, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner | November 27, 2012 8:45am

RIDGEWOOD — Cops are hunting two men who pretended to be police officers to access a man's apartment and rob him, officials said. 

Packing guns, the suspects displayed bogus police badges and tried to barge into the unidentified victim's Cypress Avenue apartment about 1 p.m. on September 26, an NYPD spokesman said. 

The two men fled empty-handed, police said. 

The victim, a 49-year-old man, was home at the time, but wasn't injured, officials said. 

The first suspect was last seen wearing a grey and black baseball cap, grey sweater, black gloves, dark jeans, and black boots, officials said. 

The second suspect was last seen wearing an Atlanta Braves baseball cap, a light grey jacket, a white shirt, black gloves, blue jeans, and black boots. 

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.