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14-year-old pretends he's a NY cop, robs a legally blind man

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NEW YORK, NY -

Police say a 14-year-old boy posing as a police officer was arrested for snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station - while pretending to help him.
  
His mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police on Sunday, nearly a week after he fled the station at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.
  
Police say he approached the 64-year-old man last Monday afternoon, offering to lead him past a turnstile. Security video authorities released shows the teen unzipping the man's backpack and taking out the wallet. A credit card was quickly charged $500 at a nearby store.
  
Authorities did not release the teen's name. He faces charges of grand larceny and criminal impersonation of a police officer.
  
A police spokesman says the suspect was released to his family.

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