A woman was robbed at gunpoint inside her Fifth Avenue home on Oct. 20.
The 19-year-old victim told cops that she was inside her apartment, which is between 78th and 79th streets, just before noon when two men knocked on her door with a story about a leak in her roof.
Once inside the apartment, one of the men pulled out a black handgun and pointed it at the victim, demanding money. While the second thug ransacked the bedroom, the first suspect bound the victim’s hands and covered her mouth with duct tape.
The two men grabbed $600 from a dresser drawer and fled.
At least two neighborhood homes were burgled in similar incidents last week.
First, at around noon on Oct. 16, someone broke into a 76th Street home, between 12th and 13th avenue, and stole more than $2,000 from the 90-year-old resident.
Then, at around 4:30 pm on Oct. 18, someone broke into a 74th Street home between Fourth and Fifth avenues. The 24-year-old resident told cops that $2,000 was missing from her bedroom, too.
At least two parked cars were stolen from Bay Ridge streets last week:
• On Oct. 18, someone stole a car from a spot on Bay Ridge Avenue near the corner of 67th Street. The 46-year-old car owner said he had parked it at 10 pm, but eight hours later, it was gone.
• That same night, a thief stole a car parked on Fourth Avenue near 89th Street. In this case, the 22-year-old victim said he parked the vehicle at around 11 pm, but four hours later, it was gone.
— Emily Lavin
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