Police Impersonators Wanted After Ripping Off Check-Cashing Store
The NYPD is asking for the public's help in tracking down three men who so convincingly posed as cops, that they succeeded in pulling off a daring robbery at a check cashing store in Rosedale, Queens.

The trio had no love in their hearts Valentine's day when they made an early morning stop at the Pay O Matic check cashing business on South Conduit Avenue.

They were armed, looked like real cops and identified themselves as detectives. And they removed an unspecified amount of cash. Workers would not talk to PIX11 News, but customers said they were surprised and alarmed that criminals could get away with something like this posing as cops. The trio was unaware that surveillance cameras captured very clear images of them.

They were all wearing dark blue jackets with an embroidered NYPD logo...police-type shields hanging around their necks. Two were wearing jeans, the third khaki pants. All wore sunglasses and two had on Yankee baseball caps. They fled in a dark colored late 90s Ford Expedition with a broken rear passenger window covered with black plastic.

The car may have had Virginia license plates.

Police are asking anyone with information to call their confidential hotline, 1-800 577 TIPS.