Police imposters rob Staten Island couple’s home in frightening invasion

Posted at 8:11 PM, Jan 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 20:11:31-05

The real police are looking for fake cops who held up and robbed a Staten Island couple.

It happened on January 6th on Sheldon Avenue. Police say two men approached a private home where they identified themselves as NYPD officers.

“I was down the block, having a beer and watching football and my poor daughter had a gun to her head,” said one of the victims who asked not to be identified.

He said his girlfriend was home with some friends when the two men, dressed in plain clothes, approached the door and flashed a badge and paperwork.

“They said they had a case on her.  She saw an envelope, it’s was empty.  So that’s when she realized they weren’t cops,” he said.

But by that time, he said the fake cops had already brandished a gun and rushed into the house.


The real police are now looking for these imposters caught on camera before robbing a Staten Island couple

“They held my girl and her friends at gunpoint.  They ransacked my house and only took two jerseys,” the victim said.

PIX 11 contributor Wally Zeins believes the house was targeted.  The victim reported a similar incident to police two years ago when two men entered their home and stole his girlfriend’s safebox.

“Police have an impersonation unit and they will take the case,” said Zeins.

Police are looking for two men.  The first suspect is described as Male, with a chipped from tooth.  Wearing black baseball cap, blue jeans, black gloves, brown boots and a police-type badge.

The second suspect police describe as a male, wearing a black/red baseball cap, dark jacket, dark jeans and black boots.

If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 1800 577 TIPS.