The Public Information office reports he details of several burglaries and unusual incidents that occurred in communities in Nassau County between Feb. 11 and March 20.
According to detectives, homeowners in North Massapequa, Roslyn Heights, Plainview and East Meadow have encountered suspects posing as either water or telephone repairmen.
On Feb. 11, two female victims encountered the suspects at their home on Thorne Avenue, North Massapequa. One suspect, stating he was from the water company, distracted the victims with the report of a dangerous situation in their rear yard, while the second suspect stole an unknown amount of U.S. currency from inside the home. Both suspects then fled the scene on foot, detectives said.
On March 18, at 12:15 p.m., two homeowners on Harriett Lane, Plainview, also had contact with the suspects. Both suspects entered the victim's home posing as water company employees checking lead content in their water. The suspects fled the scene on foot with no proceeds.
On March 18 at 1:30 p.m. the suspects went to a home on Manor Avenue, Roslyn Heights. While one suspect and the female victim went to the basement to check on a water pipe problem, the second suspect entered a second-floor bedroom and stole an unknown amount of U.S. currency. The suspects fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction, detectives said.
On March 20, at 12:05 p.m., a female homeowner on Saint Marks Place, East Meadow, observed a male white, 5'9 " with a thin build, 170 lbs. with brown hair, clean shaven, wearing blue jeans and a blue hoodie, in her rear yard posing as a telephone repairman. When questioned by the homeowner, the suspect fled the rear yard and entered a dark colored vehicle, which was last seen southbound on Saint Marks Place being operated by a second suspect, who could not be described, detectives added.
Detectives ask anyone with information regarding these incidents to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. Detectives advise homeowners to verify repairmen's identification. Legitimate repairman will not pressure resident to enter their home. If you detect suspicious persons in your neighborhood dial 911 for assistance.