Saturday, January 26, 2008

Freddie Mercury Should Be Ashamed of Himself

Cops are looking for the man pictured above and a second flimflam artist who ripped off an elderly Richmond Hill man for more than $40,000 in cash after offering to fix his chimney.
The duo, posing as father-and-son laborers, knocked on the door of the 85-year-old victim Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. and offered to make the repairs for a fee, police said.
The victim agreed and the con men made their way to the roof.
Later, when they came back for their pay, one of the suspects allegedly distracted the victim while the other went into his room and swiped the cash.
The crooks, both described as 5-foot-6 white men, fled the scene in a white pickup truck.
The older suspect, described as about 50 years old and weighing 190 pounds, sports a mustache, while his younger accomplice was described as 25 years old and clean-shaven, authorities said.