CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday were asking the public to help them find a suspect who burglarized the homes of two Brighton Beach, Brooklyn residents – both of them over 80 years old.

Police said the suspect followed the residents into their apartment buildings, telling them he is their upstairs neighbor and that water from his apartment was leaking into theirs, police said.

The suspect then tells the victims that he wants to inspect the damage and will pay for it, police said.

He asks the victims for change for a $100 bill so he can give them $50 for the damage, then goes through their apartments taking jewelry and money, police said.

No one has been injured in the incidents.

The first victim was an 89-year-old who was targeted around 3 p.m. this past Dec. 24. Police said the suspect took about $2,200, gold rings, a necklace…

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