The Seventh Squad reports the Arrest of a Bronx man for Grand Larceny (Attempt) that occurred on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in Seaford.
According to detectives, an 88-year-old female victim received a phone call from an unknown male at approximately 11:00 a.m. The male stated he was her grandson and was under arrest. He further stated his attorney would be contacting her. A short time later another male, claiming to be the subject’s attorney, called the victim and told her she needed to pay $4,500 to bail out her grandson. She was instructed to leave the money in the mailbox in front of her residence.
The victim contacted police who advised her to place the money in the mailbox as requested in an attempt to apprehend the subject.
Defendant Edward Rodriguez, 22, of 1930 Grand Concourse, showed up in an off-road style motorcycle and attempted to retrieve said money. He was apprehended by Seventh Squad detectives with the assistance of Bureau of Special Operations police officers.
Detectives request anyone that feels they may have been a victim of such an incident contact their local precinct or Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
Edward Rodriguez is charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree (Attempt). He will be arraigned on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Kosior/7th Squad 11/25/19/2145/8751