This morning I had the choice of human immortality, Neo-Nazis in Brooklyn, or NYPD impersonators to share with you today in the blog, and all were interesting topics, but I couldn't help myself than to be drawn to the latter story. It turns out, three cop impersonators, who are still at large, are wanted for stealing $200,000 from a Queens check-cashing business, but the unique thing about this robbery was that they were wearing Hollywood quality masks. Wow! No makeup artist has ever thought of this before?
Investigators started to suspect the trio that pulled off the Valentine's Day caper had worn masks that were far from the average costume shop masks. One of the false faces even looked like pro-wrestler Bill Goldberg. I, personally, think he looked like John Travolta in From Paris With Love.
One this is certain, the detectives really have no clue as far as the ethnicity's of the crooks, who cleaned out an unlocked safe inside a Pay-O-Matic store in Rosedale, Queens because they wore gloves and sunglasses so that their skin wouldn't show.
If the masks were, in fact, made by pros, the robbery would be reminiscent of the $1.5 million dollar London jewel heist of 2009, in which two thieves had a makeup artist disguise them in liquid latex masks that made them look older.
The day after the Queens heist, the NYPD described the three suspects as white men who wore dark blue jackets with NYPD logos, 'police-type shields hanging around their necks', and they identified themselves as detectives. Later, the NYPD got a tip that the robbers may have been wearing masks that made them look like three white guys. Now, can you see why I was so drawn to this story? Yes, a bad thing happened here, but it's so Hollywood! I feel like I'm watching a movie awaiting the outcome!
One police source said that they don't even know if the trio was white, black, or Hispanic, but people in the neighborhood saw them in a van for two or three days before the robbery, and claimed they saw three white guys. Investigators believe that the robbers were wearing the masks as they cased the joint before they struck. Witnesses say they drove off in a dark-colored Ford Expedition.
I seriously find this story fascinating, and am dying to find out if these guys are a different color under those masks. That's also providing they ever get caught! I guess stay tuned to see if they ever catch these guys. I know that this is terrible to say, but part of me wants to see these guys get away with it because of the creativity that went behind the robbery, but from an upstanding citizen standpoint, breaking the law is breaking the law, and criminals should be punished if they're ever caught. I would be out of the country already, though, but that's just me!