Woman swindled by fake Con Edison caller • Brooklyn Paper

Woman swindled by fake Con Edison caller

60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Phony phone call

A fraudster swindled a woman out of $1,000 in an Aug. 28 phone call to her Ocean Parkway home during which the crook claimed to be a Con Edison employee and told the victim her power would be shut off if she did not transfer the money, according to police.

The woman received the call at her residence near Neptune Avenue just before 11 am. The perp told the woman she had to pay the sum in the form of a MoneyPak. She did so, and alerted police after she had made the payment.

Shots fired

A gunman shot a man four times on W. 33rd Street on Sept. 2.

Police responded to a call of shots fired just after 1 am between Neptune and Bayview avenues. Although the victim told police he had been shot in the leg and back, he had actually been shot in four different places. He was taken to NYU Langone Hospital for treatment, and police are reviewing cameras in the area, according to the report.

Nobody home

A thief broke into a Brighton 7th Street home through the kitchen window on Aug. 28 and made off with hundreds of dollars worth of cash and possessions, including a watch, a pair of glasses, and an iPhone 6, police said.

The homeowner told cops he had left for work from his home near Brighton Beach Avenue at 4 pm and returned later to find his kitchen window open and his phone, money, and the other possessions missing.

— Julianne McShane

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