Intruders Beat UWS Couple, Try to Steal Their Dog, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg on July 15, 2014 8:22pm 

Upper West Side Push-In Robbery Suspects
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MANHATTAN — Two men pushed their way into an Upper West Side apartment Saturday, attacked a couple inside with a metal flashlight and then attempted to steal their dog, police said.

The boyfriend was able to get the dog back, though, and the men fled, a police spokesman said.

The men knocked on the couple's door at about 3:50 a.m. on July 12. When the 24-year-old woman answered the door the door they forced their way in, according to the NYPD.

They then hit the woman and her 32-year-old boyfriend with the flashlight on the head and face before grabbing the dog.

Both the boyfriend and girlfriend were taken to St. Luke's Hospital where they were treated for trauma to their face and head.

The woman was treated and released and the man was admitted for observation in stable condition.

The first suspect is in his late 40s to early 50s, between six feet and six feet two inches tall, 200 pounds with a bald head.

The second suspect is 40 years old, between five feet eight and five feet ten inches tall, 200 pounds with black hair.

Police did not have any immediate information on the dog’s breed.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES), then entering “TIP577.”

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