Police Search For Men Who Pretend To Be Plumbers To Prey On Elderly
By: NY1 News
NY1: Police Search For Men Who Pretend To Be Plumbers To Prey On Elderly
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Police asked for the public's help Tuesday identifying two burglars who they say pose as plumbers and prey on elderly victims.
Police say the men have struck at least two apartments in Manhattan.
Investigators say one of the men pretends to check the pipes, while the other steals cash from the apartment. Both burglaries took place last Monday — one on the Upper West Side where an 81-year-old woman was robbed of $400.
About an hour later in the East Village, a 92-year-old woman was robbed of about $1,500.
Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.