By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say an 87-year-old man, 38-year-old woman and her 6-year-old son were the victims of a violent home invasion-robbery Monday in Brooklyn.

It happened shortly before 7 p.m. inside a residential building on Warren Street near 3rd Avenue in Boerum Hill.

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Police said two suspects knocked on the apartment door and forced their way inside.

One man allegedly slapped the 87-year-old in the face and threatened him with a hammer before tying him to a chair.

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Police said the second man then pointed a gun at the woman and child.

The victims were placed in a bathroom, as the suspects made off with $8,000, a wallet and cellphone.

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Anyone with information about them is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team