Police Seek Suspect Wanted For Scamming Elderly Woman Of $620
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in the Bronx are asking for help identifying the suspect wanted for a larceny by deception of an elderly woman.
A 92-year-old woman was waiting for a car service in the Soundview section when she was approached by a suspect who struck up a conversation with her.
During that conversation, the suspect told the victim she had found a bag of money, but was unable to count it outside.
The suspect told the victim if they go to the victim’s apartment and she gave her $320, the suspect would then give her a $1000.
The victim brought the suspect to the apartment, where the suspect requested another $300. The victim complied and handed — giving the suspect a total of $620.
The suspect then fled the apartment. No reported injuries.
The suspect is described as a black woman, weighing 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information in regards to this deception larceny is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.