Distraction Burglars Targeting Senior Citizens In Bergen County Burglars disguised as utility workers, municipal inspectors and police officers have been targeting senior citizens across Bergen County.
Nassau County Police Warn About Distraction BurglariesThe Police Department issued an advisory Monday saying the warmer weather brings out the criminals and that there is an active group of burglars operating in Nassau County.
Schumer Wants National Grid To Give LI Customers Notice Before VisitsThe 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.
Cops: Scammers Are Using Distraction Burglaries To Rip-Off The ElderlyAs 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.
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.
Nassau County Police Release Sketch, Surveillance Photo In Distraction Burglary CasesPolice said since Dec. 9, teams of two have targeted senior citizens in Wantagh, Massapequa Park, Jericho, West Hempstead, Oceanside and Merrick.