Cops are looking for two female serial swindlers who looted jewelry from unsuspecting victims in southern Brooklyn.
The trail of heists began on April 17, when the suspects drove up to an 84-year-old woman near 67th Street and Ninth Avenue and “proposed a trade” at around 2:25 pm, according to police. One of the baddies then placed a necklace around the victim’s neck, while the other crook took the woman’s necklace — valued at $1,500 — off of her neck without her permission, before hopping into their SUV and driving off.
The duo struck again the following day at around 1:30 pm, when they approached a 68-year-old female near 64th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues — again “proposing a trade,” according to police. The crooks then wrap a chain around the victim’s wrist, while removing her bracelet — valued at around $1,000 — and running off.
Robberies in the 68th Precinct, where the weekend’s incidents occurred, had been falling, with just 13 between Jan. 1 and April 11, compared to 17 during the same timeframe last year, according to NYPD statics.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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