BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Cops are looking for a pair of thieves they say conned a Brooklyn woman out of thousands of dollars of jewelry in a classic “pigeon drop” scam.
On Friday, police say a woman approached the 53-year-old victim on Wyckoff Street in Bushwick. The scam artist told the woman she had a winning lottery ticket but couldn’t cash it in herself. She told the woman she would “split the winnings” with her if she agreed to put up her personal jewelry as collateral, police say.
The woman agreed to the ruse, and met the woman and her accomplice, a man, who drove her to her home where she handed over approximately $8,000 worth of jewelry.
The suspects then fled while the victim was still inside her home.
Both suspects are described as Hispanic.
Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.