Four men impersonate cops, steal safe in home invasion near University Avenue

One of four men who allegedly appeared as cops during a recent home invasion.
Photo courtesy NYPD

The NYPD is looking for four men who impersonated cops and stole a safe during a home invasion.

The heist went down on Nov. 5, when four men pretended to be police officers and forced their way into a woman’s apartment in the vicinity of University Avenue and West 175 Street.

Once inside, the thieves assaulted three women, ages 24, 60 and 79 and demanded money and drugs. They stole a safe and fled the scene in an unknown direction. A fourth man acted as lookout during the robbery.

The four individuals are described as Hispanic males who wore dark-colored clothing.

Anyone with information in regard 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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