Fake Cops Used Mission Impossible-Style Masks in Robbery

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There’s something intensely cinematic about a recent heist in Queens, and not just because it occurred on Valentine’s Day. The thieves got away with $200,000 from a Pay-O-Matic, which they robbed dressed as NYPD officers, and investigators still “don’t know if they are white, black or Hispanic” because the trio was wearing high-quality masks, along with gloves and sunglasses. “One of the false faces even looked like pro wrestler Bill Goldberg,” the Daily News reports, calling to mind the pseudo-skin swaps in Tom Cruise’s spy franchise, Ryan Gosling’s Michael Myers-ish mask from Drive, or even the creepy nun disguises in The Town, which has already been known to inspire criminals. We smell an Oscars montage.