Perps restrain elderly man, ransack home for $3 and fax machine

July 11, 2016 Anna Spivak
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The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred on Friday, July 8 in Borough Park.

According to police, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the two suspects forced their way into a home near 50th Street and 15th Avenue. The owner of the home was a 76 year-old man, according to cops, and the two perps made their way in as the man opened the door.

Once inside, the suspects demanded money. They confined the 76-year-old to a chair as they ransacked his house. The pair fled with a fax machine and approximately $3 in cash. The victim did not suffer any injuries as a result of the incident.

According to police, the first suspect is a white male, last seen wearing a white shirt, black baseball cap and dark colored pants. The second perp is described as a male, last seen wearing a black t-shirt, a dark colored bucket hat and dark colored shorts.

Anyone with information in regards 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 at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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