Three men forced their way into an apartment on 14th Street on Oct. 20 and ransacked the place while holding the residents at gunpoint.
One of the victims told cops that she heard a knock at 11 pm, and opened the door thinking it was her brother. But that’s when two of the perps rushed in and pulled a gun while the third stood watch at the door.
The thugs told the tenants that their brother owed them money, then promptly locked everyone — including a 5-year-old boy and a 65-year-old man — in the bathroom while they tore up the apartment, which is located between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
After more than two hours of rummaging, they left with cellphones, a camcorder, a laptop and several credit cards.
A robber stole a laptop bag from a lady on Butler Street on Oct. 25. The thug approached the victim near Fourth Avenue at around 10:50 pm, pulled a black handgun and said, “Give me your bag.”
She handed over the bag, which contained a $2,000 laptop, and the perp fled.
— Evan Gardner
©2008 Community News Group
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