Two men used the old “water meter” trick to scam a 75-year-old Sackett Street resident out of $700 in cash and jewelry on July 17.
The victim told cops that she was on her way home between Henry and Hicks streets at around 2:15 pm when she noticed she was being followed by two men.
Once she arrived at her building, one of the men said he “needed to check the water” in her apartment.
Once inside, one man led the victim to the bathroom, where he insisted that she flush the toilet and run the shower. When the slimy duo left, the victim noticed the missing cash and jewelry.