The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the male depicted in the attached sketch and wanted for questioning in connection to a city-wide grand larceny pattern that occurred within the confines of the 19th, 111th and 122nd Precincts.
Details are as follows.
Incident #1 (122nd Precinct): It was reported to the police that on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at approximately 1100 hours, in the vicinity of Radcliff Road and Briarcliff Road, a 77-year-old female received a phone call from an unidentified male whom she believed was a relative (nephew) that was arrested. The male informed the victim he needed money for bail and instructed her to go to the bank and withdraw $12,000. He further stated he was sending a courier to victim’s home to collect the money. An unidentified male went to the victim’s front door, where she handed him the money inside an envelope.
Incident #2 (19th Precinct): It was reported to the police that on Saturday, November 02, 2019, at approximately 1600 hours, in the vicinity of E. 87th Street and York Avenue, an 81-year-old female received a phone call from an unidentified male whom she believed was a relative (grandson) and stated that he wanted the victim to speak to his lawyer. A male claiming to be a lawyer for a criminal case asked for $30,600 so her grandson would not face criminal charges. The victim agreed, and the lawyer stated he would send a courier to victim’s home to collect the money. The unidentified male went to the victim’s front door, where she handed him the cash. The lawyer then called a second time asking for $33,600 from the victim for rehab and medical expenses at which time she complied. The male returned to the residence and the victim relinquished the additional cash.
Incident #3 (111th Precinct): It was reported to the police that on, November 08, 2019, at approximately 1000 hours, in the vicinity of Station Road and 194th Street, an 81-year-old male received a phone call from a male who stated he was the lawyer for the victim’s grandson and needed $12,500 to be mailed to him. Shortly thereafter, the unidentified male stated that there was a local courier available to pick up the package from his residence. The male picked up package and fled westbound on Station Rd. The victim received another phone call requesting another $12,500 to be Federal Express’d to a location in Georgia. The victim complied with the request.
A forensic artist sketch of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.