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Robber who is suspected of plaguing elderly couple arrested

By Gabriel Rom

WOODSIDE —Police have arrested an charged a Far Rockaway woman for allegedly robbing an elderly couple in their Woodside home in May.

Stefanie Thompson, 23, faces a slew of charges including burglary, grand larceny and identity theft, said polcie.

The robbery involved a man and two women, who lied their way into the home of the Woodside couple, 88 and 90, according to police.

When the victims answered the door, the male suspect said they were from Long Island Jewish Hospital and were there to see their daughter.

According to police, once inside, the two suspects, a male and a female, started asking questions to the couple 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 to use the bathroom and while up there, removed all the couples jewelry and their credit cards, then left, police said. The three suspects along with two additional women were seen attempting to use the credit cards at an Outback Steak House

Anyone with information regarding the other four suspects 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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