By Ben Fractenberg
HARLEM — Police have identified one of three suspects in a Harlem home invasion three weeks ago that used a child as a diversion during the robbery.
The incident took place on September 1 around 1:15 p.m. at 540 Manhattan Avenue when a woman holding a kid knocked on the door of an apartment, according to a police report. When the victim opened the door, two men displayed guns and then entered the residence.
They took money and an iPhone before fleeing the scene, according to NYPD.
Police identified one of the suspects as 28-year-old Juan Mullis. Mullis was described as 5 foot 10 inches and around 200 pounds.
The other male suspect is a 19-year-old Hispanic man around 5 foot 5 inches and 140 pounds, who was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, Yankees hat and white sneakers during the robbery, NYPD said.
The woman carrying the child is described as Hispanic, between 23 to 27 years old, 5 foot 5 inches and 130 pounds. She was wearing a dark shirt, jeans and a hat at the time of the incident.
Police urge anyone with information on the suspects to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering "TIP577."