Woman Posing as Cleaning Lady Breaking into Apartments, Police Say

Police are looking for the woman pictured above in connection to a burglary and an attempted burglary in two Central Park West apartments.

Incident #1:

It was reported to police that on Monday, April 4, 2018 at approximately 1340 hours, in a residential building in the vicinity of Central Park West and West 97th Street, an unidentified female entered a 75-year-old male victim’s apartment through an unlocked door. As the victim returned to his apartment, he confronted the unidentified individual who claimed she was there as a cleaning service. The individual fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim later discovered that an undetermined amount of money was missing.

Incident #2:

It was reported to police that on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at approximately 1620 hours, in a residential building in the vicinity of Central Park West and West 97th Street, an unidentified female entered a 32-year-old female victim’s apartment through an unlocked door while the victim was home. When confronted by the victim, the individual again claimed that she was there as a cleaning service and then fled on foot in an unknown direction. No property was removed.

The individual is described as a female White, approximately 28 to 35 years of age, approximately 5’4″, 120 to 130lbs, of slim build; with long dark hair and dark eyes. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, dark pants, and dark eyeglasses.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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    1. your_neighbor says:

      The picture on the left looks like Park West Village – plenty of ways in and out of there.
      Keep your doors locked if you want to keep your stuff.

    2. UWSHebrew says:

      Excellent camera images. DOES NOT look “White”, but Asian or Hispanic.

    3. Harold says:

      I think I’ve seen her a couple of weeks ago on CPW between 97 & 100, on the park side.
      She looked Filipino to me.

    4. Jen says:

      How did she get into the building?

      • B.B. says:

        Same way people have been getting into non doorman or attended lobby buildings for ages; wait for someone to enter or exit and just go through the door. That and or ring various buzzers/intercoms saying “delivery” or whatever until someone opens the door.

        You’d be surprised at how many people then and even right now simply hold front doors open for *anyone*, including people they do not personally know to enter a building.

        Females in particular (especially and older woman such as pictured) are seen as less threatening than men, so again people just let them in.

        The modern service/delivery culture also means plenty of people are coming and going into buildings all day. People just wait and follow UPS, FedEx, Amazon, Fresh Direct, USPS, food delivery or whatever into a building and or wait for same to exit (see above).

    5. NotImpressed says:

      On the plus side, she does windows.

    6. Tim says:

      As much as I love the WSR, are incidents that happened a month ago, and 3 months ago really “news” at this point?

    7. Smithe says:

      Um, lock your doors?