NEW YORK (PIX11) – Several suspects are wanted for stealing jewelry from women in Brooklyn and Queens between Sept. 24 and Sept. 30, according to the NYPD.
An 83-year-old woman was walking on 101st Avenue when one of the suspects got out of a white van and approached her on Sept. 24, according to authorities. The suspect then removed bangles from her wrist, injuring the victim in the process, police said.
Two days later, police said an 85-year-old woman was sitting outside near 5th Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue around 1:15 p.m. when the suspect stepped out of a white van. The suspect stole jewelry off her wrist and replaced it with fake jewelry, according to authorities.
Then, just two hours later, an 84-year-old woman standing in her yard near Liberty Avenue and 127th Street was approached by the suspect, according to authorities. The suspect stole jewelry from her wrist and replaced it with fake jewelry, police said.
Also on the same day, police said two suspects approached a 58-year-old woman on 164th Street around 4:10 p.m. and asked her to try on some jewelry. The suspects then stole the jewelry she was wearing, according to authorities.
The last two incidents took place on Sept. 30. Police said an 87-year-old woman was approached near 14th Street and 77th Street by the suspect who stole a necklace off her neck and replaced it with fake jewelry.
Then, an 86-year-old was sitting outside near 6th Avenue and Ovington Avenue when the suspect stole jewelry from her neck, according to authorities.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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