Fake-cop fiend robs blind man

New York Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - Gra­ham Ray­man

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.

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