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Fake cop robbed victim of watch, wallet: Police

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CORONA — Police were looking for man a suspected of impersonating a police officer and then robbing a 50-year-old man in Corona.

The NYPD said on Christmas Day at 8:20 a.m., the man approached the victim, told him he was a police officer and then searched him. The fake officer took the man’s watch and wallet, then ran off, police said.

The perpetrator is described as a black man about 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Those with information should contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by its website at or by text at 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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