Police: ‘Exterminator’ Suspected Of Robbing Brooklyn Apartments

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man claiming to be an exterminator is suspected of robbing five homes in the Coney Island area of Brooklyn.

In each incident, the suspect has alerted residents they need to leave the apartment because of the extermination fumes for two hours while work is being done. Police said once he is alone in the apartments the suspect steals jewelry and is gone before the residents return home.

The first of five incidents occurred on Jan. 2 and the most recent was on Feb. 28.

Police said all the robberies have taken place between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The suspect is described as a male black or hispanic between 28-35 years old, with a stocky build and a thin moustache. He wears a dark-colored uniform and carries a canister.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call the NYPD’s CRIMESTOPPERS hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also test their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All information shall be kept strictly confidential.

List of apartment buildings where robberies occurred:

1. Jan. 2: 2612 West 2nd St.

2. Feb. 14: 675 Avenue Z

3. Feb. 25: 49 Murdock Court

4. Feb. 25: 2670 Colby Court

5. Feb. 28: 2525 West 2nd St.

  • maggie

    This “exterminator actually knocked on my door once. I opened and I immediately got suspicious. Of course, I did not let him in my apt. It also didn’t help that he got all nervous. Thank god I was smart enough not to fall for this trick.

    • maggie

      Also, at the time when he came to my apt, it was the summer of 2010, so he’s been doing this for a while.

  • Sylvester Matera

    Love is a hurtin thing–not related to story but just a fact–Lou Rawls-1965

  • joetruth

    Military programmed assassin.

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  • Yusuf H. Ghuznavi

    All exterminators need same identical dress with a common monogram and natheme so that they cd be easily recognised immediately.Further more media needs to let people know about the dress . monogram and others to educate common ppl about how to recognise the EXTERMINATORS easily.Crimininals should be find out and brought under justice and for prevent further happennings my suggestions cd be considered.

  • James Hardie

    We’e these people expecting a service? How do you let a random person into your house to exterminate, and leave them alone for two hours? And, this happened FIVE times? People in Brooklyn must be really dumb!

  • Claire

    Did he get rid of the roaches or the mice?

  • RabidSquirrel

    Beware of false terminators.

  • David Goldstein

    The suspect is described as a male black or hispanic.

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