Suspects posing as workers robbing elderly resident in the Bronx - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Fake workers robbing elderly people in the Bronx

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The NYPD says three elderly residents have been robbed by thieves who tricked them into letting them into their homes. 

One of the suspects fooled a 71-year-old man into believing he was a worker coming to repair a neighbor's fence.  While they were outside a second one allegedly ransacked the victim's home. 

Authorities say the thieves are accused of committing other scams. In another incident on January 10, the scammers posed as Department of Environmental Protection workers.  

As the couple that lived in the home tested the water in the kitchen and bathroom, the two suspects removed cash from their bedroom dresser and fled the home. 

Both crimes have been committed in the Pelham section of the Bronx. 

One of the suspects in each incident is described as White or Hispanic male, 25-35 years, 5'10" and 170 pounds. 

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.   

  • Bronx NewsBronx NewsMore>>

  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:15:30 GMT
    Fox 5 photoFox 5 photo
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
  • NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

    NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:36:21 GMT
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
  • Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

    Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:01 AM EDT2014-04-14 10:01:31 GMT
    New York City NewsNew York City News
    A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago has been recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop. Gary Police Chief S.P. McKinney cited the male driver last week for not wearing a seat belt and discovered that he had a loaded .357 Magnum in the vehicle.
    A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago has been recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop. Gary Police Chief S.P. McKinney cited the male driver last week for not wearing a seat belt and discovered that he had a loaded .357 Magnum in the vehicle.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices