NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD wants your help finding a trio of push-in robbers.
The group consists of a woman and two men, according to police. They’ve struck three times in Washington Heights, police said – including just this past Tuesday.
In each case, it’s the woman who makes the initial approach, police said. She’ll knock on a victim’s door and tell them either they have a leak or she has their mail. Meanwhile, her accomplices are lurking nearby, waiting for the unsuspecting victim to open their door. When the door opens, the two men – armed with a pistol – shove their way in, police said.
The first robbery took place last September. At around 9 p.m., the woman knocked on the victim’s door, claiming to be the downstairs neighbor and saying there was a leak.
The second robbery took place April 12 at around 6 p.m. This time, the woman said she had the victim’s mail.
In the third robbery – this one on May 7 – they went back to saying there was a leak, according to police.
The woman is described as Hispanic, 20-25 years old, 5’5″-5’8″, 130-150 pounds. The two men are described as Hispanic, 20-30, 5’10”-6’0″, 160-180 pounds.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS) . You can also submit your tip by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website or by texting your tip to 274637 and entering TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.
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