Six NY men accused of impersonating cops during Fair Lawn home invasion robbery

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Authorities arrested six New York men accused of impersonating police officers and robbing Fair Lawn residents, who were left zip tied in their own home, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said.

Michael D'Angelo, 50, and Daniel Ruggiero, 52, of the Bronx, were charged with impersonating an officer, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft, conspiracy, armed burglary and weapons offenses, related to the alleged home invasion on Nov. 17, 2022.

Their alleged accomplices, Bruno Simonetti, 42, of Mount Vernon, New York; Sian Stafford, 28, of Manhattan; and Dominick Memoli, 57, and Erion Beshiri, 35, both of the Bronx, were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

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Authorities claim two of the defendants knocked on the door of a Fair Lawn home and presented what looked to be police badges while suggesting they were detectives with the NYPD, according to a copy of the complaint.

Once the homeowner allowed them inside, they allegedly restrained the victims, brandished a gun and made off with jewelry, an Apple Watch and approximately $3,000 in cash, fleeing the scene before police arrived, the document states.

Agents from the FBI, as well as detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, apprehended all six defendants, all of whom are believed to have participated in the planning and execution of the frightening ploy, while executing search warrants in the Bronx and Mount Vernon and on Long Island.

The men are currently being held in jails in New York while awaiting extradition to New Jersey, prosecutors said.

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