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Cops Search for Phony Queens Electricians Who Attacked 90-Year-Old Man

By Nigel Chiwaya | November 16, 2012 4:02pm

REGO PARK — Police have released a video of one of the suspects accused of posing as an electrician and then attacking and robbing a 90-year-old Rego Park resident this week.

Two suspects approached the man's home at Saunders Street and 63rd Drive about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13, police said.

The suspects told the man they needed access to his home to inspect his electrical box after Hurricane Sandy, police said.

Once inside, the men stole cash and jewelry before punching the victim when he confronted them, police said. The man suffered a black eye, police said.

Cops described the two suspects as 30-to-35-year-old men.

The robbery is the latest in a string of crimes involving thieves pretending to be repairmen or electricians in the 112th precinct. Cops say at least four such incidents have been reported in the last month.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.