Suspects zip tie homeowners, steal $40k in armed robbery in police-defunded New York City


NEW YORK CITY, NY – The NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying three suspects involved in an armed robbery that occurred on the evening of February 19th. 

Surveillance footage was captured during the incident, showcasing the three at-large suspects involved in the heist where reportedly $40K in cash was stolen. 

The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. at a residence located on 116th Avenue and 146th Street. Police say that the three suspects had managed to gain access to the home via a side entrance in the home’s backyard. 

When the suspects breached the home’s interior, they reportedly brandished firearms and proceeded to restrain five victims inside with zip-ties. 

One victim was reportedly held up at gunpoint, with one of the armed suspects demanding where the money was inside of the residence – and then allegedly struck the 43-year-old over the head with the firearm. 

According to officials, the trio of suspects had searched the home, later locating $40K in cash and fled the residence and headed northbound on 146th Street, then eastbound on 116th Avenue.

The NYPD stated that one of the suspects was of a thin build, while last seen wearing a face mask, black jacket, black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and black sneakers. Said suspect also appears to be African American.

The second suspect also hosted a thin build, and was last seen wearing a blue surgical mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, blue gloves, black sneakers and carrying a duffel bag.

As for the third suspect, he was reportedly of a heavier build and was last seen wearing a black face mask, a black jacket, black pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). As always, tipsters can choose to remain anonymous when reporting information. 

In another recent incident having occurred in New York City, authorities are also on the hunt for a female suspect who allegedly stabbed a 60-year-old in the back numerous times

The instrument used to carry out the assault isn’t clear, as authorities have only described the weapon as an “unknown object”. 

The incident occurred on February 14th at approximately 4:30 p.m. while the victim and the suspect were on the 1-train headed toward the Bronx. Authorities allege that the victim and the suspect don’t know each other personally. 

Police have not come forward with any details as to what may have provoked the attack on the train. However, the victim is said to be expected to make a full recovery. 

Anyone who can help identify the woman is urged to contact NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 

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In other New York City robberies caught on camera, we at Law Enforcement Today recently reported on an incident that occurred within a Dunkin’ Donuts situated within a subway hub. 

Police are asking for the public to help identify the attackers caught on camera in that case as well. 

Here’s that previous report. 


NEW YORK CITY, NY – Police in New York City are actively trying to identify six suspects who were caught on surveillance camera attacking and robbing a 26-year-old man inside of a Dunkin’ Donuts within a lower Manhattan subway hub.

The incident was reported to have occurred on January 29th at approximately 11:20 p.m. Video showed the 26-year-old victim standing at a counter inside of the Dunkin’ Donuts located in the Fulton Center on Fulton St and Broadway.

One of the six suspects inside of the store approached the victim from behind and began punching the back and side of his head. Moments later, two other suspects joined in on the group assault.

The three other accomplices seen on the video reportedly inserted themselves into the fray and were seen battering the victim as well.

Outside of the beating delivered by the suspects, the victim was also reportedly pepper sprayed by one of the aggressors within the group. The suspects then took the victim’s wallet and backpack and fled the scene.

The victim in all this is reportedly fine, as he had refused medical attention when first responders hit the scene. Police are urging members of the public to come forward and help identify the six suspects involved in this attack and robbery.

Anyone with information can reach out to Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.


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