NYPD seeks Queens robbers pretending to be police

Police are on the lookout for two men pretending to be cops in connection to a string of robberies in Queens.



The suspects approached three businesses across Queens between March 8 and April 1, each time identifying themselves as police.


After flashing their firearms and impostor shields at thevictims, authorities said the men entered the establishments and subdue the workers by tying them up before leaving with money and electronics in hand.


Police said the first incident took place on March 8 at around 5:40 p.m. at 141-05 Cherry Ave. in Flushing on a largely residential block.

The men were next caught on video at the Body Works Salon at 80-30 Jamaica Ave. on March 12 at 10:30 p.m.

The most recent robbery was on Tuesday at 12:15 a.m. at Long Island City's Charming Spa Salon at 30-78 Steinway St.

Cops are asking for anyone with information in regards to this incident to call the department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, or tosubmit tips online.

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