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2 Pretend Utility Workers Gain Access to Elderly Woman’s Astoria Apartment and Steal Jewelry


Dec. 6, 2018 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for two pretend utility workers who gained access to an elderly woman’s Astoria apartment and then stole her cash and jewelry.

The men tricked the 77-year-old woman at around 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 after telling her they were utility workers.  Once insider the victim’s apartment—located in the vicinity of 29th Street and 20th Avenue—they stole her belongs and then fled.

The suspects are both Hispanic, who are approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 130 pounds.

Police released surveillance footage of the men.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit


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Jaggy Jaggy

Seriously, this is why neighbors need to look out for each other. The poor woman must have been scared to death! Hope they grab those crooks.


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