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Men Posing as NYCHA Workers Rob Man at Gunpoint in His Apartment, NYPD Says

By Dartunorro Clark | December 15, 2016 10:56am
 The two men barged into the apartment and restrained the victim before getting away with $500 in cash.
The two men barged into the apartment and restrained the victim before getting away with $500 in cash.
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EAST HARLEM — A pair of robbers claiming to be New York Housing Authority workers knocked on a man's door before pulling out a gun and attacking him, police said.

The two men were wearing what police described as "work clothes" with reflective safety vests when they went to the apartment on East 112th at Madison Avenue belonging to a 56-year-old man. 

The victim answered the door after the two men said they were NYCHA workers. They then barged into the apartment and one pulled out a gun and hit the man in the head, police said. 

The men got away with $500 in cash and fled on foot. 

The victim had a laceration to his left eye and was transported to Harlem Hospital for treatment. 

Police released surveillance footage of the two men.

One is described as 6-foot-1 and 290 pounds. The other suspect is being 6-foot-2 and 140 pounds, police said.