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On Friday, April 25, 2014 at about 4:00 pm in the afternoon an elderly male was the victim of a deception burglary where the perpetrators led the homeowner to believe he had some roofing work done by them in the past. Two of the perpetrators distracted the homeowner while at least one other entered the home and removed US currency from the basement.
These same individuals attempted to pull the same scam on another homeowner a few doors away and that homeowner did not allow the individuals inside his home.
This is what the NYPD is asking you to do. DO NOT LET ANYONE YOU HAVE NOT CALLED PREVIOUSLY INTO YOUR HOME!!!!! If someone comes to your home and you did not call them, do not open the door and notify the NYPD immediately. The 104 Precinct attempts to relay this message to all of our residents and businesses, but we need your help to also let you neighbor know about these scams.
If you know of anyone who wishes to be on our notification list please give them my e-mail address or have them contact me.
This crime is being investigated by the 104 Precinct Detective Squad, anyone with information regarding this incident please contact them at (718) 386-3004.
Information on the perpetrators. The perpetrators have been described as two male whites and possibly one male Hispanic.
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1- Use your Google "Gmail" account to activate a security feature on your Android cellphone.
Register your Android by going tohttps://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin.
- If your Android is lost or stolen this service will allow you to log onto your Google "gmail" account from any device that has internet access, you can then direct your Android to do the following:
- Wipe the device clean of all sensitive data.
- Send a text message to the device.
- Have the phone ring, which may assist in locating the phone.
- Upon accessing the "app" area, type-in "find my phone" into the search box and you be provided with numerous free downloadable security apps. Select a "find my phone" app and follow the simple steps to setting up this service.
- If your Android is lost or stolen this service will allow you to enable a tracking feature that can assist the police in recovering the phone.
Please share this information with Family, Friends and Neighbors.