Brooklyn mugger pretended to be police officer

December 3, 2013 2:59:28 AM PST
The NYPD is searching for a mugger who pretended to be a police officer.

Police say he entered an apartment building on Nevins Street in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn on the morning of Nov. 15th.

He told the 33-year old resident that he was a police officer, then took her purse and fled the scene.

The woman was not hurt.

The suspect is described as 6 feet tall, thin build. wearing a grey and black sweater, black cap, blue jeans and dark shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM .