Robbers Got Into Apartment By Claiming There Was A Leak Upstairs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday were asking the public to help them find three men who conned their way into a Bronx couple’s apartment and robbed them once they got inside.

The incident happened at 10:30 a.m. in an apartment building in the area of East 177th Street, police said. The robbers knocked on the victims’ door and said there was a leak coming from their apartment.

When the man who lived in the apartment opened the door, the suspects forced their way in, flashed a gun, and tied up the 39-year-old man and 38-year-old woman. A 3-year-old girl in the apartment was unharmed, police said.

The suspects made off with an unknown amount of cash and two cell phones, police said.

The victims did not request medical attention for any injuries.

The suspects were described as Hispanic males – one of them standing about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds, wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans; a second standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds with a black jacket and light colored pants, and a third standing about 6 feet tall and also weighing about 175 pounds, with a white shirt and dark pants.

The 5-foot 9-inch suspect had the gun, police said.

Police have released surveillance photos and a video of the suspects.

Bronx Apartment Robbery Suspects

Three suspects who allegedly tied up a couple and robbed them at gunpoint in the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (5477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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