NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The CEO of a table linen company says he believed two robbers seemed to know where things were when they pushed their way into his home, tying him up and two of his visitors.
The home invasion happened in George Bardwil’s apartment at 315 East 51st Street Monday afternoon.
The two robbers rang Barwil’s buzzer and without checking the peephole he opened the door and was attacked.
Bardwil said the men, one armed with a semiautomatic handgun, used twine and telephone cord to bind their hands and then robbed them of their wallets and jewelry. When a housekeeper interrupted the robbery, she also was tied up.
Bardwil said one of the robbers then went to the master bedroom and removed jewelry and several designer watches, including a diamond-encrusted Louis Vuitton.
“They emptied out a small safe I had that they knew was there. By looking at the recording, they went right to it,” Bardwil said.
He said they also disabled a surveillance camera.
Both suspects are 25 to 30. One is around 6-foot, 180 pounds. The other is 6-2, 250 pounds-plus with a beard and mustache.
If you have any information, call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
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