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Canarsie detectives look for gun-toting cop impersonator

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Police are looking for a man they say held up a Canarsie family at gunpoint while masquerading as a cop.

The victims told police that they were inside their Canarsie Road home at 12:30 pm when the 35 to 45-year-old suspect came to their door wearing an NYPD jacket, a light colored baseball cap and a gold shield dangling around his neck.

The man said he was investigating a break-in on the block as he stepped inside the home, but then pulled a gun and ordered everyone to the floor, investigators said.

Police say the thief tied up and blindfolded the victims before ushering in an accomplice and ransacking the home, taking an undermined amount of cash.

The victims said the police impersonator had a thin build, light complexion and sported brown hair.

Anyone with information in regards to the robbery is asked to call crime stoppers at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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