NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police Monday evening were seeking two suspects who allegedly made off with a suspect’s jewelry in a variation on the old pigeon drop scheme in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
The suspects, a man and woman, walked up to the 53-year-old female victim at 183 Wyckoff St. in Brooklyn, and the female suspect advised the victim she had a winning lottery ticket she couldn’t cash herself, police said.READ MORE: Triennial Exhibition 'Estamos Bien' At El Museo Del Barrio Showcases Contemporary Works By Hispanic Artists
The suspect said she would split the winnings with the victim if the victim agreed to put up her own personal jewelry as collateral, police said.
The victim agreed to the deal, and the suspects drove to the victim’s home where she got out about $8,000 worth of jewelry for them, police said.
But there were no winning lottery proceeds exchanged afterward. The suspects drove off while the victim was still inside her home, police said.READ MORE: Family Members Of Those On Rikers Island, Former Inmates Say The Problems At The Floating Jail Are Very Real
The suspects were described as a Hispanic female wearing a pink shirt and tan pants, and a male Hispanic wearing a black jacket, navy blue pants, and sunglasses.
Police have attached photos of two suspects.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
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