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Scammers made off with over $4K: Police

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ASTORIA — Police were asking the public to help chase down two crooks who allegedly scammed $4,500 from a senior citizen.

The two suspects, described as a man and a woman between the ages of 35 and 40, approached the 68-year-old woman and told her they were willing to give her a cut of some money they had found, but in order to pay the taxes they would need her to fork over some cash, according to the police.

The pair then drove her to the bank where she withdrew $4,500. Police said the suspects dropped her off at another location and took off in a black sedan with Connecticut plates, loot in hand.

The man was described as wearing a brown suit and the woman was wearing a dark hat, a blue jacket and a blue and white scarf.

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