A scammer called the victim while at his house on 63rd Street claiming they were holding their mother hostage and demanded $280 to return her on April 11.
Police said the victim’s mother was never held hostage by the con artist who called the home at the intersection of 18th Avenue around 5 pm despite having wired the funds.
The Hardware Boyz
Three brutes tied up a man selling them a gaming hard drive at his Bay 10th Street home using computer cables and garbage bags on April 13.
The victim told police he invited the trio into his garage between Cropsey and Independence avenues and when he was counting the $3000 they paid him around 10 pm, they pushed him to the ground and took the money and the hardware.