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Three Men Pistol-Whip Inwood Garage Worker Before Stealing Car, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg | February 20, 2013 8:33pm

INWOOD — Police are looking for three men who allegedly stole a car from an Inwood garage last week after pistol-whipping the 57-year-old attendant.

The men entered the garage at 10th Avenue and 215th Street about 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 14, police said. One of them then pulled out a silver gun and hit the worker several times on the head, police said.

One of the other men jumped into a parked Subaru with the keys still in the ignition and drove off, police added. The two other men then allegedly ran away.

The attendant was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Police later found the car.

The suspects are all in their mid-20s, police said. The one with the gun was last seen wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, according to the NYPD.

The other two were wearing dark-colored clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.