A man and a woman posing as Con Ed workers allegedly stole $70K from an elderly man's Woodside home, proving once more that you should never trust a human being or utility company.
According to the NYPD, on September 10th at around noon, the two suspects showed up at a 78-year-old man's home in Woodside, telling him they were Con Ed workers and needed to check his fuse box. The unidentified victim brought them down to his basement, where they "checked" the box and plugged a light into a receptacle. The suspects then allegedly told the man to watch the light and wait for it to change color.
With the victim remained in the basement as he was told, while one of the suspects went into the victim's room upstairs and stole $70,000 the man had stashed in his dresser. This is why you've got to hide your tens of thousands of dollars in cash under the mattress, where no one will find it.
The two suspects then fled the scene, and have not yet been arrested. Cops say both suspects are in their 40s. They were captured on surveillance video:
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Anyone with information in regards to this burglary 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.