Police Seek 3 Robbery Suspects Targeting Elderly NYC Residents
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police in New York City are seeking the public’s assistance in locating three suspects wanted in connection with a Manhattan burglary that occurred last Wednesday.
Authorities believe the suspects are also responsible for five other Bronx burglaries dating back to last December. The incidents have happened all the way from Pelham Bay to Riverdale.
The latest incident in Manhattan occurred on February 16 after 3 p.m., when police said one of the suspects posed as a plumber to gain access to an 80-year-old woman’s home on Barrow Street . According to police, one suspect distracted the woman while two other men entered the apartment and took jewelry from the victim’s bedroom. She was unharmed and the suspects fled the scene.
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In each of the previous incidents, the suspects claimed they worked for the water department and were able to get into the elderly victims’ homes before stealing property, authorities said.
Police described the suspects as the following:
Suspect 1 is described as a M/W or M/H, 35-40 years old, 5’9″, medium build, has a mustache, and was last seen wearing sunglasses, a black Pittsburgh Pirates hat, gray 1/2 zip sweater, tan pants and brown shoes.
Suspect 2 is described as a M/W or M/H, 30 years old, 5’8″, medium build, has a mustache/goatee and was last seen wearing gray or blue “Adidas” baseball hat, black NY Mets jacket, gray hoodie, blue jeans, and black shoes.
Suspect 3 is described as a M/W or M/H, 40 years old, 5’8″, medium build, with a goatee, and was last seen wearing a tan fedora style hat, dark outer vest, blue/white shirt, dark pants and dark shoes.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.