Crook cons 78-year-old Brooklyn woman out of $4,500 in one week: NYPD

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Screenshot via video courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a crook who conned a senior woman out of thousands of dollars twice in the same week in Brooklyn.

According to police, at 12:35 p.m. on Jan. 22, a 78-year-old woman was waiting for a bus at a stop in the vicinity of Lenox Road and Bedford Avenue when she was approached by an unknown man. The man proceeded to talk to the victim about donating money to a charity and drove her to her nearby home, where she gave him $3,300. Police say that the suspect then drove the victim to her doctor’s office.

Days later on Jan. 27, the victim was at her home when she received a call from an unknown man at 11:45 a.m. The man claimed to be a detective and needed to recover money from her apartment as evidence. The suspect then arrived at the victim’s home and she handed over $1,200.

Police released a video of the suspect taken from surveillance footage at the victim’s doctor’s office:

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.