Captain Manson, 104th Precinct, called to let us know that a 76-year old female who lives at 67 #'s on 53rd Drive in Maspeth was the target of a deception burglary yesterday, 5/8, at approximately 4:00 pm.
The woman was approached by three males, possibly Hispanic, who told her they were there to repair a broken pipe. The woman went to the basement with one of the males. She heard a noise, went upstairs and caught one of the males coming out of her bedroom. The males fled without taking any property.
Captain Manson said he cannot provide any further details at this time. He wants to stress to everyone - do not let anyone in your home under any circumstances if you didn't call them. If the person is persistent, tell him to wait outside until you call the utility company or police to verify they are legitimate.
Con artists use many different tactics. They can say they are roofers, contractors or gardeners, etc. If you didn't call them, don't fall for the scam.
I know you have all heard this before and know better. However, it's very important that you pass on this information to your neighbors, especially seniors, who are oftentimes targeted by these perpetrators.
Have a nice weekend and Happy Mother's Day!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association