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Police Searching for Suspects in East Harlem Armed Home Invasion

By Patrick Hedlund | October 11, 2011 5:13pm

MANHATTAN — Police are hunting a trio of suspects wanted for an armed robbery in East Harlem where they tied up the victims inside an apartment on East 124th Street.

The three suspects walked up behind a woman inside the Wagner Houses at 350 E. 124th St. about 12:30 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 10, and flashed a gun, the NYPD said.

They then tied up the woman and took her apartment keys, entering the residence and tying up another four people inside, police said.

The suspects proceeded to rob the apartment of various items before fleeing in a silver or gray four-door sedan, police added.

All three suspects are described as men between 25 and 30 years of age, standing between 5-foot-10-inches and 6 feet tall, weighing about 200 pounds and wearing black hooded sweatshirts, according to police. One was wearing a New Era Baltimore Orioles hat and another was wearing a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website or  by texting tips to 274-637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.