Man Grabbed Off Bronx Street, Thrown In Van And Attacked In Possible Landlord-Tenant Dispute

Published on January 13, 2017, 4:22 pm
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Police are investigating a report that two men sporting police badges abducted and assaulted a 44-year-old man in the Bronx Friday — possibly as part of a landlord-tenant dispute.

The victim told police he was on E. 148th St. near Bergen Avenue in Mott Haven when the two men approached him and flashed their badges about 3:30 a.m.

The duo then grabbed the victim, dragged him into a van and sped off, he told cops.

One of his abductors raked a blade across his face, leaving a deep cut.

“The landlord says you have 24 hours to move out,” one of his captors told the bleeding victim before dropping him off near the Bruckner Expressway, about a mile from where he was snatched off the street, officials said.

Paramedics took the victim to Lincoln Hospital to be treated for the cut.

His attackers are still being sought.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents are asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (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.

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