Home Invasion Victim: Suspects Knew Where Things Were

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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  • Joe Schmo

    Probably now out-of-work NBA players who of course pised away all of their money by now.

  • Karen

    Uh it is a small family owned business not a big wall st corp.

    Anyways, I have a feeling those guys would have gotten in no matter what but WHO OPENS THE DOOR WITHOUT CHECKING THE PEEPHOLE!?!

    • CT Native

      Obviously, IDIOTS!!!!

  • Buddy Spencer

    It should be no problem catching these guys. The gentleman with the semi-auto must have filled out a NICS form when he purchased the firearm. Oh, Oh Nevermind……….

  • More Power to the Wall St. Protesters

    A CEO is robbed at gunpoint and you’re expecting sympathy from users of this site? You have to be kidding, right? I don’t know how big his company is, but this is probably a guy who gives himself a $1 million bonus while he’s cutting the wages of $11/hr employees by $1/hr to save money. I have no sympathy for what happens to CEOs. More Power to the Wall St. Protesters!!! Let’s stop the vaporization of the middle class from Corporate Greed. We can turn our economy around and have it revolve around real people, earning real livings, and supporting real families; not billionaires and pampered corporations who pay no taxes.

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