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Three Armed Robbery Suspects Caught on Tape Invading Home in Washington Heights

By Nicole Bode | August 12, 2010 9:02am | Updated on August 12, 2010 11:00am

By Nicole Bode

DNAinfo Senior Editor

MANHATTAN — Police have released surveillance video and photos of three suspects wanted for tying up and robbing a Washington Heights family at gunpoint, including a 9-year-old girl.

The incident happened inside 601 W. 176th Street between St. Nicholas and Wadsworth Avenue, where the suspects entered an apartment with guns drawn and bound the hands and feet of five members of the same family, police said. The attack happened around 5:45 a.m. on  July 23.

The gunmen allegedly tied up a pair of sisters, one 9 years old and the other 15 years old, along with their parents and their 59-year-old grandmother, police said.

The robbers then grabbed an unspecified amount of cash and fled, police said.

They were caught on security camera leaving the building around 7:45 a.m. 

The first suspect seen on camera leaving the building wore what appears to be a Houston Astros baseball cap with sunglasses hiding his face beneath, followed by another suspect wearing a black Yankees baseball cap and purple and white sneakers. The last suspect wore a black baseball cap and a black ski mask, which he tugged at as he headed towards the door.

Police also released photos of two of the suspects.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.