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.


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.