It was Saturday morning, June 10, when an elderly Brooklyn woman unsuspectingly opened her door to what she thought were just two well-meaning Jehovah's Witnesses and ended up getting robbed of her briefcase which contained $100,000 worth of her casino winnings.
NYPD police said that at 9:50 a.m., the robbers tricked Yvonne Reeder, age 76, into opening her home in East New York to two men after she was convinced that they were religious door-knockers.
Once they were inside, one man suddenly pushed her to the ground, while the other one quickly dashed to the bedroom, took a Samsung tablet and a briefcase filled with cash.
Police said the suspects were assumingly in their mid-20s and had covered their faces with dark bandannas.
Reeder said she did not sustain any injuries, but was very scared during the robbery, "hey pushed me over by the wall. He said he wasn't going to hurt me."
She added, "Why? Why would people do that? That doesn't make sense...it still hasn't sunk in."
When asked about the origin of the enormous sum of money in the briefcase, Reeder answered that she earned the money by playing $5-slot machines on two separate trips to Atlantic City that she took about five years ago. On each trip she took home $50,000, from Caesar's Atlantic City and Bally's Atlantic City.