Police: Con Artists Robbed Elderly Women In Brooklyn

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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  1. thor's hammer says:

    i am angry beyond belief at these lowlifes targeting the elderly. hear me now you poor excuses for oxygen consumption on the planet – there is a ticking sound in your head, your time will run out for being among free men and women. advance notice to your court appointed lawyers – just sit down and shut up. we don’t care about their drug habit/dminished ability. breaking & entering in the daytime, assault & battery of the elderly, grand larceny, weapons possession. 25 to life, 4 ft diameter cell, no windows, very little electricity and certainly no computer/tv/free education or other “perks for perps.” busloads of seniors should be allowed to dope slap you as you do the perp walk to the big house. we’re onto you and we will catch you. too bad we can’t do more to you. time to bring back some of the methods of the spanish inquisition. justice for the victims!

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