Thieves fool Queens couple, steal prized belongings: cops

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GLENDALE, Queens (PIX11)-- Police are looking for a trio that targeted a 91-year-old man and his 87-year-old wife in Queens earlier this month.

A couple was inside their home on Friday, May 1, when two of the thieves--a man and woman-- knocked on the door, police said.

Detectives said the man claimed to be from Long Island Jewish Medical Center and asked to see their daughter.

Once inside they began asking questions to the couple about their daughter. They said they had questions about the couple's disabled daughter's medical insurance.

The older woman started to question them and asked why they showed up without an appointment and why they couldn't access that information on a medical computer, but they persisted, and insisted they needed to speak with the couple, the victims told police.

Then their daughter walked into the room and said, "Hi John!," to one of the suspects, indicating that she knew him from the hospital, police said.

A third woman then walked in and asked to use the bathroom, according to authorities.

The woman went upstairs but instead of using the bathroom she actually the couple's jewelry and credit cards, police said.

The thieves also took her expensive mahogany jewelry box containing her wedding band, her engagement ring, her husband's 50th anniversary bracelet and other pieces of jewelry, according to the NYPD.

Two of the bandits--both women-- were captured on surveillance video at the Payless shoe store in Rego Park Mall using a credit card stolen from the couple.

The same two women, along with a man and two other women, were also captured on video an Outback Steakhouse trying to use the stolen credit card yet again.

Detectives are looking four women and a man wanted in connection to the burglary.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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