Man, 90, allegedly tricked into giving man his money

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

August 18, 2011 6:02:17 PM PDT
A 90-year-old man was allegedly tricked into giving a man posing as a police officer approximately $200 out of his wallet.

The alleged fraud occurred at a North New Hyde Park CVS parking lot at around 10:00 Thursday morning.

Police say the suspect approached the victim, flashed a badge, told the victim he was investigating counterfeit money, and asked if he had any cash on him. Despite his hesitation, the victim showed the suspect about $200. The man took the money and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described by police as a black male, approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall, 200 pounds, with a broad build, short hair with a goatee. He was wearing a black trench coat, sunglasses, a light blue dress shirt with a tie, and dress shoes.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous.