Police: Garden City Park man used fake police badge to restrain woman, steal her phone

Police say Alif Chowdhury approached the woman on 4th Street in Garden City Park Thursday morning.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2023, 9:36 AM

Updated 354 days ago

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A Garden City Park man has been charged with impersonating a police officer, according to police.
Authorities tell News 12 the man tried to restrain a woman.
Police say Alif Chowdhury approached the woman on 4th Street in Garden City Park Thursday morning.
News 12 was told he flashed what appeared to be a badge, yelled at the woman and then stole her cellphone.
The victim ran and police say Chowdhury tried to stop her.
The 44-year-old was arrested a short time later.


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