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Borough Park area man beaten and robbed after refusing to purchase drugs from man who posed as police officer

By Mason White 4:23 PM September 29, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Hydar Tomar
A Borough Park area man was robbed after he refused to purchase drugs from a man who posed as a police officer, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that three men approached the victim, beat him and stole his phone when he tried to call the police on them at the corner of New Utrecht Avenue and 74th Street.

The incident began when the three men approached the victim just after 5:00 a.m., and one of them tried to sell cocaine. When the victim refused, one of the suspects identified himself as a police detective.

When the victim called 911, the three beat him, took his phone and then fled from the scene. Police launched an investigation into the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Earlier this month, an elderly Borough Park area woman was rushed to a hospital after she was choked by a man while she sat outside her home, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that they are searching for the man, who allegedly approached the 89-year-old woman sitting on the front steps of her home, threw her to the ground and tried to strangle her with his shirt.

Barije Madi sat on the lawn chair in front of her home on Saturday afternoon, when the suspect approached her and tried to talk to her.

The woman got scared, got up and tried to take the chair back to her home. As the old woman entered the building, the suspect pushed her down the stairs.

The suspect then grabbed the woman and pushed her back into her apartment.

The woman’s daughter-in-law heard her screams, and when she came into the apartment, she found the suspect on top of the woman as he tried to strangle her with his shirt.

Madi was transported by ambulance to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Police said that the woman did not know her attacker. Nothing was stolen from her, and a motive is still unclear.