Water Department Dupesters
A 50-year-old Conselyea Street resident was duped by two men posing as representatives of the Water Department, according to police.
The victim met the men outside her house on June 13 around 4 p.m.
The told her they had to check the pollution level in the water.
She invited them in. One stayed upstairs, and the other accompanied her downstairs to examine the pipes.
The men stayed at house for about 30 minutes and left in an unknown direction.
Shortly afterward the victim discovered that her Rolex watches, jewelry, and cash had been stolen from the apartment.
A 23-year-old returned from a cigarette break outside a local bar to find that her pocketbook had been stolen, according to police.
On June, the victim stepped outside of the Metropolitan Avenue bar for a cigarette close to 1 a.m.
When she returned, her pocketbook was missing.
A witness informed her that she had seen a man desperately riffling through her bag when she had stepped out.
Among the items stolen included her credit cards, sunglasses, her wallet, and an iPhone.
A man complimented a woman’s dress, and then stole her phone, according to police.
On June 12, the victim was sitting on a bench on North 5th Street. Around 7 p.m. she was approached by the man who complimented her fashion sense.
But just as quickly he snatched her purse that also contained her phone, and fled on a bicycle.
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