Fake-cop fiend robs blind man
A CRUEL thief pretending to be a helpful cop swiped a blind man’s wallet in Midtown on Monday, police said.
The 64-year-old victim was entering the subway at 34th St. and Eighth Ave. when a man approached him and offered to help him at about 4:30 p.m., cops said.
The swindler helped the blind man down the stairs and swiped him into the train station, then asked him for his ID.
The victim said his identification was in his backpack. The thief went into the backpack and stole $85 in cash, his credit card and a bill counter.
The thief then used the credit card to charge $500 in goods at a store, police said.