CLAREMONT — A group of movers hired to get furniture out of an apartment ended up taking $1,200 instead, police said.
The four men had been hired by a 64-year-old man to take furniture from an apartment at 1504 Longfellow Ave. on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., according to the NYPD.
However, once the men were inside the apartment, they broke through a 31-year-old roommate's locked door and snatched $1,200, police said.
When the 64-year-old returned, the four movers and the money were gone, but the furniture was still there, police said.
Officers described one suspect as a 19-year-old man who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds, has brown eyes and short black hair and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with the words "coke boys" on the front, black and white shorts and black sandals.
Another suspect is an 18-year-old man who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, has brown eyes and short black hair and was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a dark gray and black sweatshirt, a black du-rag, sunglasses and white sneakers, police said.
Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.