Cohoes Police: Impersonator tried to solicit teens for sex

Posted at: 06/26/2013 2:35 PM
Updated at: 06/26/2013 2:40 PM
By: WNYT Staff

COHOES - Police are looking for a man they say impersonated a police officer, to try and solicit two teens for sex.

It happened around 8:00 Tuesday night in Lansing Park.

Police say the man had handcuffs, a flashlight, and displayed a police badge on his smart phone.

After making the teens think they were doing something illegal, police say he changed his phone to a message read "What about sex?"

He is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s with salt and pepper hair, 5 ft. 8 in. tall, with dark blueish grey sunken eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cohoes Police Tip line at (518) 233-2161.