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Police: Con Artists Robbed Elderly Women In Brooklyn

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The neighborhood in Brooklyn where police say a pair of con artists has targeted the elderly. (Credit:Google)

The neighborhood in Brooklyn where police say a pair of con artists has targeted the elderly. (Credit:Google)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say that criminals targeting the elderly have struck twice over the last week.

On Friday afternoon an 89-year-old woman on Ryder Avenue in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn was approached by two individuals claiming to be utility workers. While one suspect pretended to check meters the other one entered the house and stole jewelry and cash, according to police.

On Tuesday a 90-year-old woman allowed two suspects, again posing as utility workers, to enter her home. The first suspect distracted the woman while pretending to inspect electrical work, as the second suspect stole jewelry. The suspects fled in a green 4-door sedan.

Victims have described the suspects as a white female, 5-foot-5, 140lbs with dark brown hair, and a white male, 6-1, with blue eyes and light brown hair.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477, log on to http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or to text their tip to 274637 and then enter TIP577.

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