Friday, May 9, 2008

Double home invasion in Crown Heights

Monday, May 05, 2008 | 8:18 PM

Police: Bandits held up residents on the 3rd & 4th floor of the same building

Eyewitness News

CROWN HEIGHTS (WABC) -- Residents of two apartments, one floor apart, were held up in rapid succession by busy bandits in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn Monday morning.

Police say the residents in both apartments were tied up by the suspects, who used the fire escape to quickly travel between the floors inside 915 Washington Avenue.

The first victim was reportedly accosted at gunpoint by masked men in his fourth floor hallway. The suspects then reportedly shoved him into his apartment and tied him up with flexi rope while they ransacked his apartment.

The masked men made their getaway out the window, and scaled the fire escape to a third floor apartment. They then broke into an apartment on that floor, and tied up a man and two women inside, according to police.

Eyewitness News is told the suspects stole goods from that apartment before fleeing the scene. They got away with electronics, jewelry and cash from both apartments.

Officials say one of the residents inside the third floor apartment, a man, was treated for injuries.

Authorities are now hunting the suspects, who fled on the street, which borders the east side on Prospect Park.

Story with video here.

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