Home invasion!

Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Cops are looking for a brazen pair of gun-toting hooligans who terrified two Bensonhurst families residing in the same home.

Officials said that the two thieves crept into an upstairs apartment, bound and gagged the tenants they found there and then kicked in the homeowner’s door, claiming that they were police officers.

The action began just before 2:30 a.m. when the two thieves, described dark skinned Hispanic males in their twenties, entered an attic apartment through a kitchen window.

The thieves scaled the side of the three-family home through a small fire escape connected to the window, officials said.

Police were told that the suspects woke up the two victims in the upstairs apartment and forced them into a closet at gunpoint, officials said.

They then crept down a common stairway to the second floor apartment rented by a Daily News deliveryman and his family.

Sources said that the two males claimed to be cops, but then jumped in claiming that they were looking for the “route money.”

When the three victims said that the Daily News deliveryman, who was not home at the time, took the route money with him, they pistol-whipped one of the victims and forced them to open the safe.

The two thieves made off with $450 in cash, some electronics and a cell phone.

No serious injuries were reported.

Officials said that when the Daily News deliveryman returned home, he found his family tied up.

Police sources said that the thieves must have targeted the home thinking that there was a large amount of cash there. The two thieves were still at large as this paper went to press.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this robbery to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.

Updated 3:47 pm, October 19, 2011
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!