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Cops: Queens man charged in Bellerose Terrace robbery

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a September robbery in Bellerose Terrace in which he impersonated an officer, police said.

Nassau police said Patrick Mars, 21, along with another suspect who has not been arrested, approached three 16-year-old boys while they were walking along 238th Street on Sept. 27 at 11 p.m. The suspects said they were police officers and told the teens to hand over their cellphones and cash, police said. Mars and another suspect then fled in a green, four-door Saturn sedan.

Police said there were no injuries in the robbery and that the investigation is ongoing. A police spokeswoman said the cellphones and cash were not recovered.

Mars was arrested at 12:05 p.m. at Queens County Court in Fresh Meadows and is charged with three counts of second degree robbery and three counts of first degree criminal impersonation. He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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