NEW YORK CITY — Police are looking for four men wanted in connection with an apartment burglary Friday night in Washington Heights.
One of the victims, a 26-year-old male, was approached by two men in the hallway of a five-floor apartment building at 515 West 175th Street at 9 p.m., cops said. One of the suspects threatened the victim at gunpoint, removed his keys and gained entry to an apartment in the building, according to cops.
When inside, the four suspects tied up the original victim and four others who were already inside, police said, taking their personal items and cash.
Authorities said two of the victims were struck with the butt of a firearm before the four suspects escaped from the scene on foot.
The first suspect was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, black skull cap and gray gloves, while the second was wearing a gray Twins hoodie, blue jeans and a baseball cap. The third and fourth were both wearing dark hoodies and brown pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.