Two Seniors Scammed by Fake Water Department Men Visiting Home in Valley Stream; Detectives Investigating
July 29, 2014
(Long Island, NY) The Nassau County Police Department has reported the details of a Burglary which occurred yesterday, Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in Valley Stream.
According to Fourth Squad detectives, a husband and wife, 81 years of age, were in there N. Cottage Street home when a male white suspect, 30 to 40 years of age, 5’ 10” tall, average build, with dark hair wearing a light colored tee shirt, shorts and a lanyard around his neck knocked on the door. The suspect stated he was from the water department and needed to check the water pressure in the basement of the home.
The Nassau County Police Department has reported the details of a Burglary which occurred yesterday, Monday, July 28, 2014. File Photo
While the suspect distracted the two victims, a second suspect entered the home and removed and undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect communicated with the second suspect for approximately 15 minutes while in the basement with the victims. The victim discovered the money missing the following day, today, Tuesday July 29 and contacted police as well as the water company who stated they did not have anyone working in the area checking water pressure.
Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
The correct address is N. Cottage Street. A previous version of the address listed it as Cottage Avenue.