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NYPD Seeks Two Suspects Who Allegedly Scammed a 74-Year-Old Bronx Woman

By Ben Fractenberg | October 16, 2012 7:35am

TREMONT — The NYPD is asking for the public's help in finding two alleged scam artists who swindled a 74-year-old woman out of money in the Bronx last week.

The incident happened on Oct. 10 about 10 a.m. near East Tremont Avenue. That's when the two women used a so-called confidence scam to approach the victim before robbing her, police said.

After preying on the woman, the suspects fled in a grey four-door sedan, police said.

Cops described one of the women as being in her 30s, standing 5-feet-5-inches tall, and weighing about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black dress jacket and black slacks.

The other woman is described being in her 40s and also stands about 5-feet-5-inches tall. She weighs about 135 pounds, police said, and was last seen wearing a black dress jacket and black slacks.

Anyone with information about this incident can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting your tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering "TIP577."