The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals, depicted in the attached surveillance photograph, who are wanted in connection in connection to a home invasion robbery, that occurred within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx.
Details are as follows.
It was reported to police that on Monday, February 22, 2021, at approximately 1500 hours, victim #1, a 28-year-old male, and victim #2, a 35-year-old male, were inside of an apartment, located in the vicinity of E. 227th Street and Barnes Avenue, when two unknown males knocked on the door, stating that they were there to fix the plumbing.
The two males entered the apartment, displayed a firearm, tied up both victims and demanded money. The individuals remained inside of the apartment throughout the night and assaulted both of the victims.
At one point the individuals used a hot clothing iron on victim #1’s back, causing burns.
At approximately 0641 hours on Tuesday, February 23, after the individuals fell asleep, victim #1 was able to free himself, exit the location and report the incident to police.
Upon arrival of the police to the apartment, both individuals and victim #2 were no longer at the location.
Victim #1 sustained an injury to his head and burns to his back, and was treated at Montefiore Medical Center.
A cellphone and $2,000 cash were reported stolen.
A surveillance photograph of the suspects is attached and available at DCPI.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.