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Sketches released of pair who allegedly impersonated cops, robbed teen in Bronx station

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THE BRONX-- Police released sketches Wednesday of two men who allegedly pretended to be police officers and held up a 14-year-old boy at gunpoint last month.

Authorities said on the afternoon of May 7, two men walked up to the boy while he was on the northbound platform of the No. 6 train line at Whitlock Ave station and identified themselves as officers. They then told the boy he had committed a violation and demanded that he empty his pockets, police said. One of the impersonators then took out a gun and took the items from the boy, while the other snatched his chain, according to cops.

The thieves then ran off, police said.

The robbers were both described by cops as Hispanic males, one wearing a red hat and white baseball shirt, the other with a pony tail and wearing a white T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

Written by Sebastian Force.