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Jewelry thieves target elderly

May 7, 2021 Jaime DeJesus
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Police are searching for two women suspected in a string of jewelry thefts targeting elderly victims in Dyker Heights and Sunset Park.

On April 14 at 2:22 p.m., the suspects approached an 84-year-old woman on her porch on Eighth Avenue and 67th Street. One put a gold necklace on her while stealing the one that she had on. The suspects fled in a white SUV. 

On April 15 at 1:30 p.m., the women walked up to a 68-year-old woman on Eighth Avenue and 64th Street. They showed her a ring and attempted to place a fake gold bracelet on her wrist. Then they grabbed her bracelet and fled.

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An hour later, they approached an 82-year-old man on 14th Avenue and 80th Street, put a necklace around his neck and stole his.

Anyone with information can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 (or 1-888-577-4782 for Spanish). Tips can also be submitted at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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