A man who targeted masseuses and escorts he found in the back page ads of magazines is in custody today as police ask victims to come forward.
Police said Wednesday that Brighton Beach man Mikhail Belik, 32, is accused of impersonating an officer and intimidating masseuses and escorts into paying him off or face arrest.
He is being charged with robbery, burglary, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal impersonation of a police officer.
Anyone with information is asked to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or text their tips to or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577. Persons may contact Crime Stoppers online as well by following