NYPD: Fake Con Ed worker robbed 81-year-old

A 25-year-old woman allegedly posed as a Con Edison worker to gain entrance to an elderly Coney Island woman's home where she stole electronics, jewelry and cash, police say. Police say the 81-year-old

News 12 Staff

Mar 2, 2016, 5:02 AM

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NYPD: Fake Con Ed worker robbed 81-year-old
A 25-year-old woman allegedly posed as a Con Edison worker to gain entrance to an elderly Coney Island woman's home where she stole electronics, jewelry and cash, police say.
Police say the 81-year-old victim opened the door and was taken hostage in her apartment near West 24th Street Sunday.
Police arrested Quanisha Hankerson Monday on robbery charges.
Police accuse Hankerson of taping the victim's mouth shut and threatening her with knives.
She allegedly stole a digital camera, an iPad, jewelry, money and other electronics, police say.
Con Ed issued a warning to customers that legitimate workers carry an identification card with a picture, their name and the company logo.
In the Bronx Monday, two men allegedly posing as Con Ed workers burst into a woman's home when she answered the door, sexually assaulted her and stole money.
The utility company says anyone who has doubts about a person's legitimacy should call 1-800-75-CON-ED before opening the door.


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