Police released surveillance video of suspects they believed were involved in the violent robbery. Cops say the men gained access to the apartment by pushing in a window air conditioner.
At around 12:25 am on February 2, two of the men snuck into the apartment through the window after the air conditioner was removed. Another two members walked through the front door of the building at 3rd Avenue and E. 176th Street. Their accomplices let them into the apartment.
Inside the apartment, the robbers tied up members of the family which included a 56-year-old woman and her 28-year-old son and daughter 18 years old.
As the robbers yelled demanding money, one of the group pistol whipped the 28-year-old son. The group made off with $5,000 cash, three cell phones and three credit cards.N Cops say the teen was treated for injuries to the head.
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