The New York City Police Department has collared two brazen burglars who robbed a cash-checking store in Queens disguised as cops, thanks to their polite letter of appreciation to their unwitting mask maker.
Officials say Edward Byam, 24, and Akeem Monsalvatge, 37, of Queens, dressed in NYPD gear and wearing high-end masks, robbed a Pay-O-Matic in Rosedale on Valentine’s Day.
After getting away with the heist, Byam wrote a short thank you note to Composite Effects, the makers of the mask, to show his gratitude for the ‘realism’ of the disguise.
Some black dudes dressed up as white cops and robbed this place of $200,000. They used some serious latex masks that made them look like legit white dudes. I am going to go as far as to say this is genius. Besides the fact that these guys got caught through the tracking of their purchase of the mask….ONLINE….with THEIR OWN CREDIT CARD. Not to mention they wrote a nice “thank you” email to the mask manufacturer.
They strutted in the front door dressed up as white cops. Let’s break that down….if you are gonna trust someone….it would be a cop…..a white cop. The employees of the place that got robbed were probably like. “He looks trustworthy. He has a badge and pale skin….what could go wrong?”
Could you imagine these dudes running up in this bitch waving guns around wearing their Michael Vick jerseys and Lil Wayne skinny jeans? The girl behind the counter would’ve hit the silent alarm before their $250 Jordan sneakers even stepped through the doorway. That isn’t being racist….that is being practical. Certain people tend to act a certain way. You would do the same with a white skinhead biker covered in tattoos. You would be ready to sound the alarm. That’s just how life is. But white cops? Nope….they are kind of at the pinnacle level of people you would trust.
These guys stepped up their game. Imagine the radio call that went out to the cops? “Two white males impersonating NYPD officers just robbed the Pay-o-matic”. These guys could have been poppin bottles and makin it rain on strippers across the street from the scene of the crime and no one would have asked any questions. They aren’t white. They couldn’t have done it. Sidenote: You know how much booty clappin you can get going at a strip club for 200k? I can only imagine.
I am not joking when I say this: I am going to get a latex mask of a black dude….and rob me some spots in the hood. I will roll through the South Bronx or Harlem….and jack up some “checks cashed” spots. I will remove my mask….get into my silver 2012 Honda CR-V with the “soccer mom” sticker on the back and be on my merry way. I will just roll off into the sunset after each heist while every dude in a 3 mile radius gets questioned like an Arab at airport security. I could probably get away with this forever. I have to go visit those dudes in prison and thank them for the idea….or maybe I will just thank them in an email.