Men posing as construction workers steal 90-year-old South Brunswick woman's life savings

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Monday, February 22, 2016
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SOUTH BRUNSWICK (WABC) -- The South Brunswick Police Department is looking for the community's help in tracking down the two men who targeted a elderly woman and stole her life savings.

The incident took place last Thursday around 1:30 p.m. at the victim's home on Georges Road, near Haypress Road.

Authorities say the suspects knocked on the 90-year-old woman's door and indicated they were from a construction company doing work in the area. The suspects told the woman she needed to have trees removed from her backyard at a cost of $600.

The men had the victim walk into the backyard and said they would cut the trees down for $500 if she paid in cash. The victim went back into the home and gave the suspects cash.

The suspects then distracted the woman and took her entire cash savings of more than $10,000 that was in the home.

"These suspects are some of the lowest kind of people we deal with," police Chief Raymond Hayducka said. "They not only stole the victim's money but her sense of safety and security. She works her entire life only to be targeted by criminals when she reaches 90. We need the public's help to hunt these guys down."

The suspects are described as two men who spoke with accents. One suspect was wearing a baseball cap, while the other wore dark-colored clothing. They were last seen walking away from the home.

Police are looking for anyone who may have seen these two suspects on Georges Road in the Dayton section of the township last Thursday. Detectives believe the suspects may have knocked on other homes.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Dennis Yuhasz at 732-329-4000 ext 7485.