Detectives are looking for two suspects in Woodhaven who tricked an 80-year-old woman into giving them $90,000 in cash earlier this month.
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, two suspects approached the victim at 80-35 Jamaica Ave. after exiting a Jeep Cherokee Latitude at about 2:30 p.m.
The first suspect, described by police as a Hispanic woman in her early 40s, asked the victim if she could help her cash a winning lottery ticket. The second suspect, a Hispanic male wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans, explained to the victim what she had to do to cash the winning lottery ticket, police said.
The suspects convinced the victim to withdraw and provide them $90,000. After the victim gave them the money, the suspects drove the woman to her house and asked her to provide a utility bill to prove that was her residence.
When the victim came out of her house to produce the bill, both suspects fled the scene. The incident was later reported to the 102nd Precinct.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.