Lotto Swindlers Sought by Cops in Sunset Park

By Wil Cruz on August 14, 2012 11:45am 

Police said this man and an unidentified woman are suspects in a lotto scheme that cost a 65-year-old woman 10,000 Euros.
Police said this man and an unidentified woman are suspects in a lotto scheme that cost a 65-year-old woman 10,000 Euros.
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SUNSET PARK — Two alleged con artists tricked a 65-year-old woman into thinking she had hit the lotto, only to swindle her for 10,000 Euros, police said.

The suspects, a man and a woman, approached the woman at an undisclosed location in Sunset Park about 12:15 p.m. on July 30, police said.

The unsuspecting woman was led to believe that she could have a winning lottery ticket, but only if she gave the suspects 10,000 Euros. The suspects took the currency and fled, police said.

Now cops need help to find the suspects.

The NYPD Tuesday released a photo of the man, whom they described as being in his 50s, standing about 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighting about 200 pounds. Police said he has dark hair and eyes.

The woman is also in her 50s, stands about 5-feet-2-inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She, too, has dark hair and eyes. A photo of her was not released.

Cops are asking tipsters to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, submit tips by logging onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637, then entering TIP577.

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