REGO PARK — Two men robbed and assaulted a 90-year-old Forest Hills man after the shysters gained entry into his house by pretending to be utility workers surveying for storm damage, police said.
The men, described as about 30 to 35 years old, knocked on the elderly resident’s door, at Queens Boulevard and 63rd Drive, at about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13, police said.
They said they wanted to investigate any electrical problems, but after they went in they stole cash and jewelry, the New York Post reported. The old man tried to restrain them, but the men punched him in the face and gave him a black eye, police said.
The victim decided not to go to the hospital, police said.