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Gunmen Threaten Mom, 7-Year-Old During Ridgewood Home Invasion, Police Say

By Trevor Kapp | August 14, 2017 11:44am | Updated on August 15, 2017 1:18pm
 Police say this man and an accomplice held up a man, his wife and his 7-year-old son inside their Ridgewood home Sunday night.
Police say this man and an accomplice held up a man, his wife and his 7-year-old son inside their Ridgewood home Sunday night.
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QUEENS — Two armed robbers threatened a 7-year-old boy and his mother after jumping a man in his Ridgewood lobby and forcing their way into his home, police said.

The incident unfolded around 7:20 p.m. Sunday, when the robbers went up to the 38-year-old father inside the building on Norman Street and one of them pulled out a gun, police said. The suspect's accomplice then put the man in a chokehold, the NYPD said.

The suspects forced their way inside the man’s second-floor apartment and threatened his 30-year-old wife and their young son, police said.

They made off with $1,300, the keys to the man's 2017 Audi A6 and two credit cards, police said.

The suspects fled eastbound on Norman Street in the stolen car, according to the NYPD.

The victims were not hurt in the attack. 

Investigators were trying to determine whether the suspects and the male victim knew each other, according to police.

Police released new surveillance video of the incident Tuesday. 

The armed robber is believed to be about 20 years old, 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds with a thin build. He has short, curly black hair and a beard. He was wearing a black shirt and jeans during the home invasion, the NYPD said.

His accomplice is also about 20 year old, 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds. He had short, straight, brown hair. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.