NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to identify two people accused of stealing a woman’s necklace in Queens.
It happened on June 13 around 1:45 p.m. in front of a home near South Road and Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica.READ MORE: CBS2 Weather Headlines: Isolated Thunderstorms, Brief Downpours Sunday Afternoon; Another Beauty Monday
According to police, two individuals in a red Ford Explorer with a temporary New Jersey license plate drove up to a 55-year-old woman and told her they had a gift for her.
When the woman approached the vehicle, a female passenger in the back seat reached out the window and placed a necklace around the woman’s neck. At the same time, the passenger allegedly removed a necklace that the woman was already wearing.READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunman Wanted After 10 Shot Outside Queens Laundromat
Police say the woman’s 32-year-old son saw what happened and confronted the people in the vehicle, but when he tried to get his mother’s necklace back, they then drove off.
Surveillance video of the incident has been released.MORE NEWS: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.