Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men wanted for allegedly impersonating police officers and sexually assaulting a woman in Chelsea back in February, according to a written statement by the NYPD’s Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information (DCPI).
While riding in a red, black-soft-top Camaro, the two unknown males signaled a 67-year-old woman to stop her vehicle in front of 345 W. 16th St. at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 29, according to the statement.
When she complied, the men approached her, identifying themselves as police officers, the statement said.
After moving her to another location, the men sexually assaulted her and stole her purse, containing $135 in cash and a Samsung tablet—before fleeing eastbound on W. 16th St. in the Camaro, according to the statement.
Police released surveillance video showing the red Camaro nearby the location close to the time of the incident.
The first individual is described as a balding, hispanic man in his forties. 5-foot 10 inches and 220 pounds, wearing a grey t-shirt and blue jeans.
The second individual is described as a black man in his forties, 5-foot 10 inches and 210 pounds, wearing a black baseball cap and white jogging suit.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hot line at 800-577-TIPS (8477); visit the Crime Stoppers website or text tips to CRIMES (274637) then enter TIP577.