The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects wanted for a deception burglary in Woodside.
On Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m., the victims, an 88-year-old female and her husband, a 90-year-old male, were inside their home in Woodside when two suspects knocked on the door. When the victims answered, the male suspect, accompanied by a female stated that they were from Long Island Jewish Hospital and were there to see their daughter.
Once inside, the two suspects, a male and a female, started asking the couple questions about their daughter. A short time later, a third suspect entered the home and asked to use their bathroom. The third suspect, a female, walked upstairs and while up there, removed all the couples jewelry and their credit cards. The suspects then left the home.
A short time later, two females were captured on video surveillance at Payless Shoes in the Rego Park Mall using the stolen credit card. After, the same two females, along with a male and two additional females were captured on surveillance video at the Outback Steak House attempting to use the stolen credit card for payment.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.