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Utility trucks at the National Grid Hub Center in Melville, LI (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Wants National Grid To Give LI Customers Notice Before Visits

The senator is calling for the improved notification system following three recent burglaries in which suspects posed as National Grid utility workers to gain access to customers’ homes.

06/30/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cops: Scammers Are Using Distraction Burglaries To Rip-Off The Elderly

As Nassau County Police Chief Kevin Smith explained, perpetrators have been arriving at homes claiming to work for a gas or water company and requesting permission to come inside to check on a problem.

06/28/2014

Distraction Burglaries

Police Release Sketches Of Men Wanted In LI ‘Distraction Burglaries’

Police investigating a series of so-called “distraction burglaries” in Nassau County have released sketches suspects wanted in connection with two incidents.

06/25/2014

(credit: NCPD)

Nassau County Police Release Sketch, Surveillance Photo In Distraction Burglary Cases

Police said since Dec. 9, teams of two have targeted senior citizens in Wantagh, Massapequa Park, Jericho, West Hempstead, Oceanside and Merrick.

01/25/2012