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Precinct Council President Warns Residents

After push-in robbery, 112 Precinct offers safety advice.

Precinct Council President Warns Residents

Precinct Council President Heidi Chain wrote a strong warning to Forest Hills residents over the weekend after a push-in robbery victimized an

The incident, which occured Aug. 14, involved two men posing as utility workers to gain access to a Forest Hills home.

"Please be sure that you do not open the door to strangers," Chain wrote. "Two men rang the door and pretended to be utility workers. Do not open the door to check their ID's. Do not open the door to have a conversation. If you open the door at all, the perps can and will enter your home."

According to information from the police department, the two suspects in question pushed an elderly man into a rear room in his house and stole cash and a cell phone.

"There are two of them — they will enter and they will take your possessions. They may push you. They may hurt you," Chain warned. "Please make sure that everyone is aware. The perps have not been caught."

For more information on the crime in question, read our

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