Teen Poses as Police Officer While Robbing Blind Man in Manhattan

May 20, 2018 Updated: May 20, 2018

A 14-year-old-boy is in custody after he allegedly posed as a police officer to rob a blind man in a Manhattan subway station on May 14.

The mother of the youth turned him in on Sunday, The Associated Press reported, nearly a week after he reportedly stole the 64-year-old man’s wallet. Police said he offered to help the man pass through a turnstile at a 34th Street and 8th Avenue subway station in Manhattan. While he was helping the man, security cameras captured him unzipping the man’s backpack and taking out his wallet.

A short time later, $500 was withdrawn by a nearby store. The boy, whose identity has not yet been released, faces charges of grand larceny and criminal impersonation of a police officer.

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