A group of bad guys bound and robbed at least four men who scheduled a liaison with an escort in Williamsburg, police say.
Over a span of just five hours on Aug. 7, the perps targeted multiple johns who visited an apartment in a housing project on S. 10th Street between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue after the victims responded to an ad on Backpage.com.
When the first man arrived at about 1:30 a.m., a woman opened the door and let him in. As soon as he entered the apartment, two masked men grabbed him, pointed a gun at him, and forced him to the floor, investigators say.
The crooks then bound him with duct tape and took his credit and debit cards, driver’s license, Blackberry, car keys, and $200.
After snatching the valuables, the captors released the victim and waited for their next mark to arrive, police allege.
The other three robberies that night all followed the same pattern — until the last victim who reported the crime managed to fight off the robbers and escape before they could tie him up, according to cops.
However, the thieves still got away with his iPhone, police reports indicate.
In all, the hoodlums scored hundreds of dollars, electronics, and a bunch of credit and debit cards within the five-hour window.
Police later arrested a 44-year-old suspect, but the other robbers are still on the loose, investigators say.
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