A robber fooled a senior citizen by pretending to be a plumber so that he could steal cash and jewelry from a 12th avenue home.
The elderly victim told cops that a 5-foot-4 white guy with brown hair came to his home, which is between 73rd and 72nd streets, and said he had to fix a water leak. The trusting older gentleman welcomed the perp, who left the house at around 3 pm with $100, three rings and a watch.
Six thugs stole a cellphone and cash from a 16-year-old kid on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 17.
The teenage victim told cops that he was near 79th Street at around 10 pm when the group of robbers surrounded him, demanding that he hand over his stuff.
At least four houses were broken into last week. Here are the frustrating details:
• A slick bandit slipped through a first-floor window on Sixth Avenue to steal a laptop on Sept. 20. The victim told cops that she was napping in her home, which is between Sixth and Seventh avenues, at around 1:30 pm when the perp entered and did his dirty deed.
• Some shady party guests stole $6,800 from their host’s 85th Street apartment overnight on Sept. 19. The victim told cops that she does not know who took the dough from her crib, which is between 10th and 11th avenues.
• A thief stole a cellphone, watch and radio from a Sixth Avenue apartment on Sept. 20. The victim told cops that he left his home, which is between 10th and 11th avenues, at around 7:15 am and returned at 8:30 pm to find his stuff swiped. Cops say that the perp entered through the front window.
• A video game-loving burglar stole an Xbox, games and a laptop from a 78th Street house on Sept. 20. The victim told cops that he was gone from 9:30 am to 9 pm, when he returned to the home near Seventh avenue to find the gear gone.
— Alex Rush