Three Men Tied Up and Robbed Inside Turtle Bay Apartment
By Kiratiana Freelon on October 4, 2011 7:16am |
MANHATTAN — Three men were tied up and robbed at gunpoint inside an upscale Turtle Bay apartment, according to police.
The broad daylight heist took place on East 51st Street shortly before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, when police say two men — one with a semi-automatic weapon — entered the townhouse demanding cash and other valuables.
The burglars tied up their victims using twine, and then one of them headed directly to a safe inside a bedroom, the NYPD said.
They later fled on foot, making off with unspecified property from inside the safe in addition to cell phones and wallets that were on the victims, according to the department.
Police are hunting two suspects, who were captured on surveillance cameras which were outside the apartment, as well as one that was fitted inside one of the bedrooms.
The suspects are both described as black men between 25 and 30-years-old.
One is thought to be about six-feet-two, between 250 and 300 lbs., with a beard. He was wearing a Yankees hat, a blue and white striped shirt with a blue vest, and carrying a black semi-automatic gun at the time of the burglary.
The second suspect is believed to be about six foot tall, 180 lbs., and was wearing a grayish-blue hoodie at the time of the heist.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting by texting 274637(CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.