2009-09-10 / Other News

Home Invaders Hit East 96th Street Family On Labor Day

By Charles Rogers

Three armed men made their way into a private home in the 1200 block of East 96th Street shortly before midnight on Labor Day, ransacked the house and beat up a male resident, police said.

According to a report filed at the 69th Precinct, patrol officers were directed to the house after the intruders left. The officers were told by a female victim that she and her husband had been asleep in a ground-floor bedroom when the trio of intruders entered the room and pointed a gun at her while asking, "Where's the money at?" They proceeded to ransack the room and, while one man stayed with the woman, two others took her husband down to the basement where they tied his hands and feet and proceeded to check out the basement by tearing it apart in a search for money. They then began to beat the man about the head and face.

The three raiders then fled the house together in an unknown direction. Police said the two victims, whose names and ages were not released, said they didn't know if the trio fled in a car or on foot. There were no shots fired, police said, and the method used to enter the home is unclear because there were no signs of forced entry.

The husband sustained multiple cuts and contusions to the face by being struck by an unknown object, they said. The man was treated and released from Brookdale Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215. All calls will be kept confidential.

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