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Police seek suspect who approached teen in Brooklyn while pretending to be cop

The man allegedly told the young girl he could arrest her for not carrying a school ID.

The NYPD released the sketch of a suspect wanted for the criminal impersonation ofNYPD

Authorities have released a sketch of a man they say pretended to be a cop earlier this month after he approached a teen on a residential Brooklyn street and asked to see her school identification.

On March 7 at about 8 a.m. the suspect came up to the 13-year-old victim in front of 2221 W. 5th St., tugged on her book bag and asked to see her school ID, police said.

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The young girl told him she did not have the identification and he responded by saying he was a police officer and could arrest her for not carrying the ID, according to cops. He then fled on foot.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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