Nassau County police have released a sketch of a second woman wanted in connection with a series of burglaries in which the women distract elderly victims with conversation about yard work while an accomplice breaks into their homes.
The second suspect was described as a Hispanic woman between 40 and 50 years old with a stocky build, medium complexion, dark hair and dark eyes. Last month, police released a sketch of another woman involved in the burglaries described as a Hispanic woman with large bulging eyes in her 20s with a medium build between 5-feet, 6-inches and 5-feet, 8-inches tall.
That woman may have a wandering eye, police said.
The women are believed at be involved in at least six distraction burglaries in the past two months and several unsuccessful attempts at the same scam. The cases have been reported in Bellmore, Merrick, Massapequa Park, West Hempstead and Oceanside.
In some of the cases, the women are seen fleeing with a man in a red car or a dark-colored minivan, both with Florida license plates, or an older blue/gray sedan.
They’ve also been seen using two-way radios or speaking on Bluetooth headsets.
Detectives ask anyone with information regarding these crimes to contact the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.