Police are searching man and a woman who conned unwitting victims into trading cash and jewelry for phony winning lotto tickets.
Once in June and again in August, police said the suspects approached victims in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, claiming to have winning lottery tickets, which they could not cash. Police said they told victims they were undocumented immigrants.
In both incidents the victims, who were older adults, gave cash and jewelry in exchange for the fake winning tickets. One of the victims handed over $3000 in cash, while they other was conned out of about $300.
"You can't trust people nowadays," said Sunset Park resident Hazel Ramos Friday. "You just don't believe anything they say. Just keep going saying have a nice day."
Police have released four sketches of the suspects, but beleive they are the same two people, possibly disguised.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.
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