- If you or anyone you know was a victim of the con man or was approached by the con man and/or gave him money and a police report was not taken - or you are unsure as to whether a police report was taken - and you think you can identify the con man - Call PO Maro Youssef at the 108th Precinct at (718) 784-5426. If he is not there leave him a message w/your name, phone # and reason you're calling him. You can e-mail him with your name, phone # and address: firstname.lastname@example.org It does not matter what precinct you live in but it is imperative that you reach out to him as soon as possible.
- We had an incident on Sunday evening between the hours of 7 pm and 9 pm. A husband and wife, who live on 66th Street in Maspeth behind the firehouse, left home to go to a wake. Shortly thereafter someone rang the doorbell of their home and their 20-year old daughter answered the door. Two male whites, claiming to be police officers, were asking her about burglaries. They left in what looked like a private car service vehicle. I have been told by the 104th Precinct that officers do a "canvass" in the area if a burglary occurred nearby. Since these men did not show ID it is unknown whether or not they were police officers or were ringing the doorbell because they saw people leaving and wanted to make sure no one was home before they broke in. DI Green, Commanding Officer at the 104th Precinct is looking into whether or not officers were in the area during that time. In the meantime, if someone comes to your door claiming to be plain clothes police officers, or anything else for that matter, you have every right to call 911 and ask them to dispatch a marked police car to your location to confirm the identify of the individual(s). Please, don't open your door to anyone that you don't know!!!
- Last but not least, please don't leave anything of value in your car. Crooks are breaking into vehicles stealing laptops, wallets, GPS's, etc. even if the cars are parked in private driveways. We don't want our crime statistics to go up.
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